Transport for Greater Manchester
Jon joined TfGM as CEO in 2013 and his portfolio covers rail, bus, tram, highways, cycling and other forms of active transport. TfGM is the executive delivery arm of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority and Jon is the Chair of the UK’s Urban Transport Group. Jon was the CEO of Tube Lines from 2011 – 12 and was responsible for the maintenance, renewal and upgrade of the Underground infrastructure on the Jubilee, Northern and Piccadilly lines. Jon joined from the Royal Air Force where he fulfilled several senior operational roles and led major project delivery. His most recent role was Chief of Staff, Strategy, Policy and Plans, which included co-leading the strategic defence and security review into the maritime programme for the Ministry of Defence (MoD). Prior to this Jon was Director General Finance for Defence Equipment and Support, the MoD’s £17bn a year procurement and logistics organisation. Other roles included running the RAF’s largest base, Brize Norton and he served in the Falklands, Iraq and the former Yugoslavia. An active member of the Institute of Directors, Jon has strong experience in leading change, driving efficiency and motivating large workforces. He achieved a PhD in History from Birmingham University in 2011.
12:10 pm - 12:55 pm
Panel: Vision for the North – Long term strategy to deliver infrastructure networks fit for the Northern Powerhouse
Theatre: The State of the Public Sector
Plans to improve and build Northern infrastructure is a key component to economic development for the North. This session will consider:
- Expected growth areas by sector and location
- What is the potential for scale in the North and forward planning to support this
- Progress report, goals, vision and expectation for the next 5 years
- Investment in UK infrastructure and the role of the IPA
- The building blocks for smart cities of the North – What do we need and in what order?