Jonathan Wheeler, Employer Nominated Director

Jonathan Wheeler

Employer Nominated Director

Jonathan has enjoyed a career spanning the private, public and voluntary sectors.

He is a graduate of Leicester University and the Royal College of Defence Studies, as well as the College of Estate Management.

Initially employed following University as a Departmental Manager with Marks and Spencer Plc, this was followed by a 25-year career with Royal Air Force as an Administrative Branch Officer, where his responsibilities, amongst others, included pay, pensions and personnel management.

Retiring as a Group Captain, he led the Royal Air Force's recruiting function and commanded its Infrastructure Organisation at times of significant challenge and change. He also served in the Ministry of Defence on the personal staff of both the Assistant Chief of the Air Staff and the Vice-Chief of the Defence Staff. He then spent nine years as Bursar and Clerk to the Governors at a leading Midlands Independent School, where pay and pensions was a key responsibility. During this time he was elected to the Committee of the Independent Schools' Pension Scheme.

He has a developed an interest in people and leadership, with significant financial, governance and strategic experience. He is currently self-employed with a portfolio of remunerated and voluntary activity, which includes the Dixie Grammar School, Southwell Minister, Trustee of a military charity and the Windsor Leadership Trust. He has also been a Samaritan.

He has extensive board level engagement, serving on the board of a social housing association for some 12 years. He is a Council Member of the Forces' Pensions Society, where he also sits on the Strategic and Finance Committee.

He was initially elected as an Employer Nominated Director in October 2014, being re-selected in October 2019, he was further ‚Äčnominated by his fellow directors as the Senior ‚ÄčNominated Director which also involves Chairing VTL's Appeals and Discretions Committee.