About Jonathan Digges
As Chief Investment Officer of Octopus Investments, Jonathan coordinates the businesses that make up the fund management group. Most of his time is spent with the leaders of these businesses discussing their strategies, budgets and priorities.
He joined Octopus in 2015 as a Portfolio Manager. Before joining, he had extensive experience in investment banking and helped set up a major newspaper publishing business.
Outside of working for Octopus, Jonathan loves spending time with his family and dog, Barley.
Chief Investment Officer of Octopus Investments
Education: University of Oxford
One of four founders of Mecom Group, which grew to €1.5 billion in turnover
Spent eight years in investment banking
Started career as an accountant for Price Waterhouse
Cooking, eating and a drink
Squash and the occasional round of golf
Quality time with family
Calm and composed
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In his own words
“The people at Octopus are genuinely such good people. Everyone gets along with each other. That’s quite rare in a big company like ours, and it’s part of my job to make sure we never take it for granted.”
“I’m well aware that people can just sit in a position of authority. I believe you have to show you’re there for a reason, prove your worth, and inspire a team to come along with you.”
On work-life balance
“The thing is, you have to enjoy the work you do. I often find myself tidying up work on a Saturday afternoon, but I enjoy it as much as going for a run or playing sport. It’s not a chore for me.”