Jonathan Jelley MBE JP

CEO (Acting)

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Jonathan enjoyed a successful career in investment banking holding various executive positions in global financial institutions. As Vice President he had responsibility for managing key external commercial relationships. He was asked by the US tycoon Michael Bloomberg to establish his financial Information business in the Middle East resulting in multi million pound annual revenues across seven countries.

He voluntarily supported SSAFA the Armed Forces charity for over 23 years rising from a county branch to Trustee and National Vice Chairman. He led the charity’s first ever strategic review to shape it for the future. In 2012 he was appointed MBE in Her Majesty’s Birthday Honours and awarded Honorary Life Membership in 2019.

He was appointed by the Minister of State for Veterans as Chairman of the East of England Veterans Advisory & Pensions Committee, acting as an independent advisor influencing social policy to ensure non-discrimination of veterans and the sharing of best practice across the region in relation to the Armed Forces Covenant.

Jonathan was appointed to the Magistracy in 2006 and serves as a Presiding Justice in Peterborough. A Freeman of the City of London, he also sits on the board of the Cambridgeshire Community Foundation and is a voluntary mentor at the Allia Future Business Centre at Peterborough to support entrepreneur's, starts ups and social enterprises. He is a Non-Executive Director of Healthwatch Cambridgeshire & Peterborough and a trustee of the Peterborough Cathedral Preservation Trust.

Jonathan stepped into the role of temporary CEO of PCVS in January 2024 after spending two years as Chairman (you can read a letter of congratulations from HM Lord-Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire congratulating Jonathan on his appointment as our Chairman by clicking here).

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