Jonathan Diggines

Executive Director - Funds

Jonathan joined Enterprise Ventures in 2005 as Chief Executive. Since that time Enterprise Ventures has increased funds under management from c. £10m to more than £200m.

Previously Jonathan spent 11 years with Murray Johnstone Private Equity, followed by four years with Aberdeen Murray Johnstone Private Equity, where, as Managing Director, he was responsible for raising and managing c. £500 million of private equity and venture funds, investing in the UK mid-market.

Jonathan has led a substantial portfolio of successful private equity investments, including Canadian Pizza, Greater Manchester Buses North, New World Domestic Appliances, Pilkington’s Tiles, Xyratex, Rank Amusements, Est Est Est, Zero Waste, Styles & Wood, Brookhouse Holdings and Plaxton. After twelve years in practice as a solicitor Jonathan is a highly experienced company director who has held a significant number of public and private company board positions. He is a former Member of the Council of the British Venture Capital Association, where he chaired the BVCA Legal & Technical Committee and is Chair of the Community Development Finance Association a post he has held since 2011. Jonathan also sits on the Regional Council for the Confederation of British Industry (CBI).