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Jools Townsend

Team member
Chief Executive


Jools oversees delivery of Community Rail Network’s work in line with its strategic priorities. This includes leading and supporting the team, fostering relationships with the rail industry and third sector, advocating for community rail nationally, and working with the board to ensure the organisation’s development.

Jools is a passionate believer in sustainable travel and communities making positive change. Her career has been dedicated to the third sector, with a focus on communications, campaigning and supporting grassroots action. Jools loves being outdoors, including walking, running and camping.