Jonnie has always had an appetite for the outdoors and studied Estate Management at Birmingham City University and before sitting his finals secured his first job with a surveying and business transfer specialist. Like most graduates, he worked across a range of departments and it was here that Jonnie gained his knowledge and passion for the world of business and property. Throughout his time in this role, he advised and brokered on the sales and purchase of a huge variety of properties and businesses, ranging from corner shops and pubs to corporate packages of hotels and development sites. After 6 years and having been made an associate director and manager of the agency office he was headhunted to help set up the Hotels and Leisure department of Colliers in Birmingham.
After a couple of years, Jonnie decided to take a complete change in career and landed the role of co-presenting Channel 4’s A Place In The Sun - Home or Away, receiving a TRIC Award in the second series. It wasn't long before he was offered other shows and has since presented numerous series for The BBC, Channel 4 and Sky 1.
Jonnie can still be seen globetrotting, helping buyers find their dream homes on A Place In The Sun, where he also features at the Live exhibitions giving advice and seminars on all things property related. In addition to A Place in the Sun, he is also one of the lead presenters of The BBC's flagship property show Escape To The Country. Harking back to his rural roots, his warm upbeat style makes him a very likeable presenter, both with the couples he helps and in the VT's out and about.