Jonathan is Chief Executive of Burgess and one of the most successful, experienced and popular yacht brokers in the industry, orchestrating the sale of many of the world’s most famous yachts.
He joined Burgess at the age of 23, working in Monaco with the company’s founder Nigel Burgess from 1981 to 1983, before moving to the UK to launch the London operation. Under Jonathan’s guidance, the company has developed from a ‘one man band’ into an all service company, with specialist divisions in all aspects of the superyacht industry and multiple offices around the globe. Jonathan has served on the Board of the Mediterranean Yacht Brokers Association (MYBA), was President of MYBA from 2000 to 2002 and has also chaired the MYBA Sales Committee. He is President and a founding member of the Large Yacht Brokers’ Association (LYBRA).
Jonathan graduated from Durham University with a BA Hons in Sociology and represented England Universities at rugby. He divides his time between the Monaco, London and New York offices, but when he is not travelling he enjoys spending time at home with his family, sailing and watching all sports – especially rugby.