Jonny founded Touchlight in 2008. He has held previous roles in both private and public companies including main board director of Soho House Ltd, Managing Director of Griffin Bacal Advertising and board director of Saatchi and Saatchi Advertising.

Touchlight Genetics has developed an entirely enzymatic process of DNA synthesis that is fast, efficient and has a yield that can easily meet growing demand for DNA. The technology thus promises to provide a near-term manufacturing solution to a key bottleneck in the production of innovative therapies.

He also founded the UK registered charity The Reconstruction Project.