Jonathan Ward was appointed a Lay Canon and member of Chapter at Durham Cathedral in 2021. He is the Commercial Director (with responsibility for commercial income, marketing, visitor experience, retail, and IT) at Ushaw Historic House, Chapels and Gardens, a former Roman Catholic Seminary now operating as a centre for arts, business, culture and faith.
Jonathan is also a Churchwarden of St James’ Church, Hamsterley and a Trustee of the Friends of St James. These roles give him ecumenical insights and an awareness of the difficulties and complexities of the trustee role from both sides.
Jonathan was elected to the AEC Executive in May 2022.