Mr Knowles is the Chairman and co-founder of Jones Knowles Ritchie (JKR), a global brand design agency founded in 1990 with Ian Ritchie and Joe Jones. The company is now over 25 years old and works with major consumer brand clients including AB InBev, Beam Suntory, Mars Inc, Pepsico and Unilever. The company has offices in London, New York, Singapore and Shanghai and is regarded as one of the leading branding agencies.
Prior to founding JKR, Mr Knowles started his career marketing Heineken and Stella Artois at Whitbread, before specialising in design.
Mr Knowles holds a BSc from the University of Nottingham.