Jon Purday is Head of Communications for Europeana, joining the service when it began in 2007 from the British Library, where he was Head of Corporate Communications. He has implemented many award-winning campaigns around digital access, innovation and public value. He managed communications for the British Library’s first digital initiatives from the mid-1990s, following marketing roles in bibliographic, photographic and publishing services.
He began his career as the first Curator of Recorded Literature at the National Sound Archive after reading English at the University of Sussex. He did postgraduate studies in marketing at Manchester Business School, is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Marketing and has taught communications on their professional development programme.