Jonathan has been with KPMG for almost 19 years and is a director in the Infrastructure Advisory Group responsible for the infrastructure team across the north of England and the transport major projects business nationally. Formerly in audit Jonathan is a qualified chartered accountant who moved across to focus on infrastructure 2003.
As such Jonathan has over 14 years’ experience advising both public and private sector clients in the strategy, development, funding, financing and delivery of complex infrastructure projects.
Jonathan led the KPMG team that advised Hull City Council on its £400m BSF scheme, including three separate closes and he advised Halton Borough Council to a successful financial close for the Mersey Gateway Bridge, a scheme that has been awarded European Infrastructure Deal of the Year 2014 by Project Finance International and European Road Deal of the Year 2014 by IJG. Jonathan is currently advising TfL on the Silvertown Tunnel project amongst others.
In addition Jonathan is also significantly involved in KPMG’s City Deal work and a key member of the teams that successfully advised Leeds, Sheffield, Glasgow and Cardiff city regions to ground breaking deals unlocking up to £4bn of new investment in infrastructure.
Jonathan is a regular speaker at events and conferences in the UK on the topic of infrastructure, city economies, devolution and the link between them and in particular the Northern Powerhouse. In 2015 he chaired the Wales Infrastructure Conference at the Celtic Manor and more recently chaired the City and Financial Northern Powerhouse conference in Manchester as well as being a regular speaker and panel member more widely. He drafted KPMGs consultation response to HMT on the reform of private finance in the delivery of infrastructure as well as the autumn statement submission to Treasury on behalf of the Infrastructure Forum where he is a member of both the regions and innovative finance working groups. Jonathan often authors articles for the trade press on a range of infrastructure matters and has been quoted several times in The Financial Times in relation to northern city economies.