Dr Jon Lamonte, CEO, Transport for Greater Manchester
Jon Lamonte joined Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) as CEO in 2013. 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.
Jon Lamonte was the CEO of Tube Lines from 2011 – 12, including the critical period of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Tube Lines, as part of Transport for London, 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 a number of 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, with over 4,500 people and three fleets of transport and air-to-air refuelling aircraft.
The UK Government’s recently announced major new investment in UK transport infrastructure included: £1.1 billion to reduce congestion and upgrade local roads and public transport; £220 million to tackle road safety and congestion on Highways England roads; £27 million to develop an expressway connecting Oxford and Cambridge; and allocation of £390 million for future transport […]