Mr Jonathan Ross
Jonathan is a corporate, capital markets and financial services lawyer, based in Auckland. He retired as a partner of corporate law firm Bell Gully in February 2011 after 23 years as a partner. Jonathan is admitted to the New Zealand Bar. Jonathan spent two years working in the international finance section of a leading Magic Circle firm in London in the 1980s. Prior to that, he spent three years working in the corporate finance department of a major Wall Street law firm. Jonathan was admitted to the New York Bar. Various surveys of the world’s leading lawyers have named Jonathan as one of the world’s experts in corporate, banking, capital markets, derivatives, structured finance and securitisation law.
Jonathan has an LL.B. (Hons) from Victoria University of Wellington. He also has a B.A. in Economics and Politics and a B.C.L. from Magdalen College, Oxford University, which he attended on a Rhodes Scholarship.
Since leaving Bell Gully, Jonathan has held a number of board positions, including as a director of Marlborough Lines, Oceania Health Holdings and Rhodes Scholarships in New Zealand Limited. Jonathan was in June 2011 appointed as an inaugural member of the P.R.I.M.E. Finance list of experts. He was in July 2017 appointed to the Management Board of P.R.I.M.E. Finance.