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Jessica Matthew is the Deputy Director for Rail Digital Services at the Department for Transport. In other words, her role is about a) what central government can and should do to introduce rail digital signaling and traffic management and b) working closely with the Department for Culture, Media and Sport on how to improve mobile connectivity and wifi on trains. Prior to this, she held numerous positions in the Department for Transport and what is now called the Department for Communities and Local Government. These have included responsibility for road safety; sustainable travel and for boosting the economic growth for cities. She was also once private secretary to Chris Mullin MP, and therefore appears in his published diaries A View from the Foothills.