Jonathan joined Coast to Capital as Chief Executive in January 2016. He has significant experience of policy development and the leadership of major projects having worked for more than a decade at the interface between government and industry. As Chief Executive of Coast to Capital, he is responsible for delivering the LEP's business plan to transform business and economic performance through the region's Growth Deal.
He joined Coast to Capital having spent the previous three years as a member of the senior management team developing the HS2 high speed rail project; he was previously responsible for overseeing Government transport interests for the 2012 Olympics. In earlier roles, he gained significant experience working with the aviation industry, having been responsible for delivering the aviation security regime, developing UK airport capacity and completing the privatisation of air traffic control.