Jake has three decades experience in politics, policy, communications, campaigns and projects in national, regional and local government and private and voluntary sectors.
At Field Jake’s roles include supporting High Speed Rail Industry Leaders, the Crossrail to Ebbsfleet campaign and leaders in green and smart mobility, Alstom. His policy expertise includes local government, transport, environment, housing and industrial strategy. Previous roles include Special Adviser to the Communities & Local Government Secretary in the Labour Government and Chief Adviser and Chief of Staff to the Shadow Business Secretary during the 2010-2015 Parliament, where Jake helped develop the idea of a modern industrial strategy. Other roles include as Associate Director at a think tank, serving as an elected councillor including as a Cabinet Member and Vice- Chair of Planning, positions at several councils and at Transport for London including leading the Crossrail funding campaign and writing the communications strategy.