Jonathan has lifelong connections with the Island, being baptised and married in Bembridge, where his family always retained a home.
After studying Medicine at Lincoln College, Oxford and St Bartholomew’s Hospital, he served eleven years, worldwide, in the Royal Army Medical Corps including Gulf War 1.
For twenty eight rewarding years he was a ’traditional’ GP and GP Trainer in a very rural isolated two partner practice based on Middleton-in-Teesdale, Co Durham. The area was the same size as the Isle of Wight but atop the Pennines. Responding to an epidemic of suicides in 1991, he was involved with establishing the charity “UTASS” to support the isolated farming and village community, serving as chair for ten years and resigning in 2021. He was a trustee of St Teresa’s Hospice, Darlington for seven
years, and a trustee of “AVF Launchpad”, a national charity that provides accommodation and support to help veterans make a successful transition from military to civilian life.
His interests include his dogs, sailing, gardening and all rural pursuits. He retired to Bembridge, serving as Commodore for Bembridge Sailing Club 2019-2021, during the Covid 19 pandemic.
He married Sarah in 2015 and has three adult sons.