Jonathan Huish

Jonathan Huish is Capital People’s Chief Executive.

An internationally experienced leader, advisor and coach for over two decades, he is responsible for overseeing Capital People’s growth strategy and aligning its consultancy services with Capital Law’s legal services.

Jonathan is an expert at driving strategic change in organisations. With a background spanning economics, psychology and business leadership, he has held leadership roles at board and senior management levels, within public and private sector organisations across the world.

Jonathan started his career in the financial sector, working at high profile companies such as Standard Chartered and Goldman Sachs – where he won the Goldman Sachs Award for applied economics with a Nobel Prize Winning economist.

He then made the move to the public sector, holding a range of national leadership roles. Over the course of his career, Jonathan has worked with more than 70 major public organisations, including Welsh Government, to support and deliver transformational change and improvement.

Alongside his role at Capital People, Jonathan is also Chair of Cadenza, a team of expert practitioners leading and supporting system and cross sector change in public service delivery. He is also the Chair of Trivallis, one of the largest housing associations in Wales, a board member of Community Housing Cymru, and Chair of the Chairs and Vice Chairs’ Strategic Group of Housing Associations in Wales. Jon was recently awarded a Fellowship of The Institute of Leadership and Management in recognition of his achievements and commitment to leadership development.

Jonathan brings considerable experience and insight, which he readily shares and uses to facilitate others’ learning. His ability to work strategically and yet practically is impressive. A great asset to any team.
Jonathan Trubshaw, Director, Tinder Consulting
  • Strategic Leadership
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Leadership Development
  • Executive Coaching
  • 360 Feedback
  • Executive Development
  • Equality & Diversity
  • Action Learning
  • MBTI
  • Governance


  • Chief Executive, Capital People Consultants (Oct 2019 – Present)
  • Founder & Chair, The Cadenza Partnership (Apr 2019 – Present)
  • Chair, Trivallis (Feb 2018 – Present)
  • Non -Executive Director, Trivallis (Oct 2017 – Jan 2018)
  • Board Member, Community Housing Cymru, (Nov 2018 – Present)
  • Chair, Chairs & Vice Chairs Strategic Delivery Group, Community Housing Cymru (Oct 2018 – Present)
  • Principal Associate, Maddison Pine (Jan 2016 – Present)
  • Senior Advisor, PA Consulting (2015 – Sep 2019)
  • Fellow, The RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) (Dec 2016 – Dec 2018)
  • Special Strategic Advisor, Swindon Council (Jul 2015 – Jul 2018)
  • Special Strategic Advisor, Bromsgrove Council (Jun 2016 – Apr 2018)
  • Strategic Development Advisor (Futures Group), Coastal CCG (Apr 2016 – Sep 2017)


  • Cranfield School of Management, Doctor in Business Administration and Political Leadership (2001 – 2008)
  • University of London, Master of Science (MSc)Executive Coaching (2004 – 2005)
  • University of London, Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.); Policy Making in the European Institutions (1997 – 1999)
  • London School of Economics and Political Science, MSc(Econ)Econometrics & Behavioural Strategy (1990 – 1991)
  • London School of Economics and Political Science, BSc(Hons)Management Sciences (1987 – 1990)
  • CIPFA, CPFA  Chartered Public Finance Accountant, Professional Qualified Accountant (2015 – Present)

Memberships / Trustee Positions

  • Chairman, Artis Community (Jan 2016 – present)
  • Fellow of The Institute of Leadership and Management (Nov 2020 – present)
  • Executive Director, Muni Arts Centre (Jan 2015 – Sep 2018)
  • Chairman, Pontypridd YMCA (Jan 2016 – present)