Jonathan Ray, BBC political correspondent in the East Midlands, has
been appointed head of communications at the East Midlands Development
Agency, based in Nottingham.
Ray, 37, joined the BBC as a
graduate trainee in 1990 and became one of the corporation’s youngest
news editors. He later spent 10 years at ITV Central, working as a news
reporter and presenter, and producing factual series.
Ray has also worked as a media relations consultant within the public and private sector.
will oversee the teams handling media and public relations, campaigns
and publications at the EMDA and will manage all corporate and