Jonathan was educated at Uppingham School and Birmingham University Medical School, graduating in 1983. He joined the Army and served for 19 years, with postings in Germany, Northern Ireland, USA, Iraq, Congo and Kosovo. He was parachute trained and provided surgical support for UK Special Forces.
After leaving the Army he was a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Frimley Park NHS Foundation Trust from 1999-2020, specialising in all aspects of hip surgery as well as trauma management.
He shoots regularly at Bisley and has represented Hampshire, England and Great Britain.
He is married and has four grown-up children and two grandchildren. He has now retired from NHS practice and lives in Norfolk where, as it happens, he grew up.
He injured his hip parachuting in 1996. Eventually he accepted it needed sorting out and he underwent a hip replacement in November 2021.