Jonathan has led a diverse range of programmes and projects in the UK and overseas, including the redevelopment of former steelworks, many disused collieries, new town centre developments, specialist colleges of education and major infrastructure. He has lived in North East England on and off for about 20 years.
He was appointed CEO of South Tees Site Company Ltd in September 2016 to ensure the SSI site is managed safely and appropriate mechanisms are implemented to run the company and manage its workforce.
As CEO of the South Tees Development Corporation (since August 2017) He leads the redevelopment of the wider Corporation Area and is chief adviser to the Corporation’s Board.
Interim Engineering & Programme Director, STDC
John has over 25 years’ experience delivering complex multi-disciplinary infrastructure and regeneration projects and programmes across the UK, in both the public and private sectors, much of this experience being vested in large-scale industrial zone revitalisation in the North of England.
A chartered civil engineer, John has held numerous director positions in industry-leading consultancy organisations, covering regional and sector oriented operations, commercial management and business development.
John is presently seconded-in to STDC from global multi-disciplinary engineering and programme management consultant CH2M.
Finance Director TVCA & STDC
Julie, originally from Middlesbrough, brings many years’ experience in the public and private sector, particularly working on major public-private infrastructure projects for schools and hospitals. She brings and understanding of the complex financial and commercial environment now facing the Tees Valley under its new responsibilities.
She joins the Combined Authority following roles at Learning Curve Group Ltd, where she was Group Finance Director and more than 10 years as a director in Deloitte’s national public sector infrastructure team.