Jonathan Denby

Head of Corporate Affairs,
Greater Anglia

East of England Advisory Board

Jonathan is Head of Corporate Affairs for Greater Anglia, the main train operator for East Anglia. His role encompasses public relations, public affairs, community engagement, regional rail strategy, integrated transport policy and accessibility. During his career he has undertaken a number of senior roles in the rail industry.

Notable achievements include leading the successful bid that led to the launch of the direct Norwich to Cambridge service in 2002, the introduction of hourly train services between Ipswich and Lowestoft and the early provision of wifi facilities on intercity trains between Norwich and London. He also played a pivotal role in the creation of the East Anglian Rail Prospectus and the stakeholder alliance, which have helped to secure major regional rail service improvements, including a complete fleet of new trains, now being rolled out in the current Greater Anglia franchise.

He has led community-focused initiatives such as the development and operation of community rail partnerships on regional routes, to increase community involvement in service improvement projects and the launch and expansion of the station adoption programme in East Anglia, where volunteers help to make local stations impressive gateways to their communities.

Originally from Halifax in West Yorkshire, Jonathan lives in Norwich and enjoys travel, theatre and cinema-going, fell walking and time with his son.