Jonathan joined Friendship in 1996 from Walsall City Challenge. He has previous experience in economic development and urban regeneration gained with various local authorities.

He was appointed Managing Director of Friendship in March 2004. Jonathan was previously appointed Director of Housing and Neighbourhoods, responsible for managing Friendship’s locality based housing services, neighbourhood renewal and strategy and regeneration.

Other commitments:

  • A member of Longhurst Group’s Executive Management Team
  • Chair of BVSC (Birmingham Voluntary Service Council) – one of the largest voluntary sector support organisations in the UK
  • Chair of brap – an organisation applying human rights principles
  • Chair of  BSHP (Birmingham Social Housing Partnership) until 2017

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