Jon Lamonte has been appointed as chairman of the Passenger Transport Executive Group (PTEG) which represents the transport authorities of Greater Manchester (TfGM), Merseyside (Merseytravel), South Yorkshire (SYPTE), Tyne and Wear (Nexus), West Midlands (Centro) and West Yorkshire (West Yorkshire Combined Authority).
Lamonte is chief executive of TfGM.
Lamonte was the chief executive of Tube Lines from 2011-12. Tube Lines, as part of Transport for London (TfL), was responsible for the maintenance, renewal and upgrade of the Underground infrastructure on the Jubilee, Northern and Piccadilly lines.
Lamonte joined from the Royal Air Force. He served in the Falklands, Iraq and the former Yugoslavia. Lamonte is an active member of the Institute of Directors and achieved a PhD in History from Birmingham University in 2011.