Jonathan is an authorised financial adviser. He has been a business owner since 1985 and is passionate about helping New Zealand families and businesses succeed financially.
When he is not out enjoying the wonderful outdoors with his dogs, or hunting venison to fill his freezer, he is serving in local government as a community board chair.
He and his wife Ruth are the parents of six children and the grandparents of six grandchildren.
Jonathan believes in community, believes in family, and believes in New Zealanders working together. He argues that we don’t always have to agree with one another about everything, but we still need to be able to discuss in good faith our fundamental hopes and dreams for this nation so together we can achieve results that will be of net benefit to us all.
In many ways, we punch above our weight as a nation, leading the world in academia, business, science, and sports. Our number 8 fencing wire mentality is part of what makes that possible. When kiwis have an objective, they often find a way to make it work by making the most of what they have. To Jonathan, that is New Zealand’s magic ingredient. It allows kiwis to realise their hopes and dreams and help make New Zealand such a great country.