Jonathan was one of the first Assembly Members, elected in 1999 at the age of 24 and served for 12 years. He built a strong reputation in his committee work as Chair of the Health Committee and in working across the political parties to introduce the first mental health law for Wales. In his last term of office he was the Shadow Minister for Health and Social Services, and then Shadow Minister for Local Government.
Since then, Jonathan has continued to have excellent relationships with politicians, ministers and officials at all levels of government in Wales and the UK, including senior officials in the NHS and local government, with a background in leading and influencing public policy.
His public appointments include being a member of the Future Generations Commissioner’s Audit and Risk Assurance Committee and, until recently, the Chair of the Public Service Ombudsman’s Audit and Risk Assurance Committee.