Since June 2013 Jonathan has been the Executive Head of Finance for the Econorisk Group, overseeing finance, human resources, compliance and information technology. Currently he is listed as Econorisk’s key individual with the FSCA.

Jonathan has a great operations drive and rises to the occasion in a competitive environment. His natural assertive character means he is not easily deterred when the going gets tough. Determined and confident in style, he finds it easy to control finance and operational processes and bringing projects to a conclusion. Being alert, mobile and a natural self-starter, drive is something Jonathan is not short of and finds it easy to influence the decisions of others.

After qualifying as a chartered accountant through KPMG, he travelled to Asia for four months to help the underprivileged. Once back in South Africa he helped clear out a backlog at Subtech, a marine construction company in Durban. Upon leaving them he joined an up and coming short-term insurance brokerage in Rivonia where he helped transform Econorisk into a leading independent risk and insurance advisory business. He has seen the company grow from R150 million into over R500 million premium, with growth in employees from 30 to just over 100. He has helped drive cultural change and professionalise the company as well as entrench the Johannesburg head office and establish branches in Durban and Cape Town.

Actively involved in his community, Jonathan has spent several years working with organisations that support Aids orphans and vulnerable children. Over the years, he has mentored and helped numerous youths obtain their qualifications and become skilled professionals. He has completed the Comrades and Two Oceans, among many other personal achievements. His zest for life and giving back to others is what differentiates Jonathan from his peers.


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