Jonathan Neame (51) was educated at Harrow School, Pembroke College Cambridge, The City University and Inns of Court School of Law. He achieved 2.1 MA Cantab Classics; Diploma in Legal Education and is a Barrister at Law.
After qualifying as a Barrister he joined the COBA Group, London specialists in mergers, acquisition work and due diligence investigations into major capital projects and related City activity, as a Strategic Consultant.
Jonathan joined Shepherd Neame in 1991 as Company Secretary. In 1994 he became Tenanted Trade Director and subsequently Trade Director. In 1999 he became Managing Director and Chief Executive in 2003.
He is Chairman of the British Beer and Pub Association and a Non-Executive Director of the St. Austell Brewery Co Limited. He is also a Trustee of The Leeds Castle Foundation, Chairman-Elect of Visit Kent, a Kent Ambassador and Deputy Lieutenant of Kent.
Jonathan is married to Lucie and they have one daughter, Violette.