Our People/National Leaders

Jonathan Moakes

Chief Executive Officer of the Democratic Alliance

Jonathan was born in Northampton, England but moved to South Africa aged 3 months. Schooled in Cape Town, he attended UCT where he obtained a B.Com in Economics and an LLB.

After working overseas for a couple of years, Jonathan returned to South Africa to revive the DA's fundraising department together with David Maynier. He succeeded David Maynier as the party's Director of Fundraising in July 2007.

In February 2008, Jonathan left the fundraising department to carry out a number of responsibilities in the run up to the 2009 election campaign including running the Western Cape Registration Campaign and overseeing the party's support service operations. In July 2008, the portfolio of Executive Director of Political Activity and Campaigns was added to his list of duties.

Working closely with Ryan Coetzee, Jonathan ran the ground operations for the party during the 2009 Election Campaign. He was appointed CEO on 01 July 2009.

Jonathan is engaged to Khurshed. An avid reader and film lover, the only thing that can rival his dedication to the party is his support for the Springbok rugby team!