Jeremy Woods was born and educated in London, studying the cello before reading Latin at Manchester University, from where he graduated in 1990. He worked at Harold Holt (now Askonas Holt) from 1991 to 1996 in the Touring and Projects Department on UK and international orchestral touring.

Jeremy also worked on festivals and promotions. In 1996 he joined the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra as Head of Concerts and Recordings and in 1997 was appointed General Manager of the Guildhall Strings. Jeremy joined Hazard Chase in June 2001 as Touring and Special Projects Manager, becoming Head of Projects in 2019.