Our Board


John Marshall
Former Vice Chairman, Bond Dickinson LLP

Chief Executive

Sarah Green
Chief Executive

Board Directors

Bill MacLeod
Chair of Finance Group
Sheena Ramsey
Chief Executive, Gateshead Council
Mark Thompson
Director, Ryder Architecture Ltd
Pat Ritchie
Chief Executive, Newcastle City Council

Strategic Advisory Board

Yvette Thompson
Head of Marketing, Newcastle United
Jane Robinson
Pro-Vice Chancellor, Engagement and Place, Newcastle University
Jennie Collingwood
Jennie Collingwood
Head of External Communications, Northumbrian Water
Adam Dunlop
Marketing Director, Northumbria University
Giselle Stewart OBE
Director, UK Corporate Affairs, Ubisoft
Helen Dalby
Senior Editor, Chronicle Live | Regional Head of Digital, Reach PLC
Robin Earl
Chief Operating Officer, Advance Northumberland
Michael Spriggs
Chair, Invest Newcastle Advisory Board
Virgin Money
Graeme Mason
Planning & Corporate Affairs Director, Newcastle International Airport
Board - Lisa Hamilton-Murray
Lisa Hamilton Murray
Assistant Principal, Newcastle College
Colin Hewitt
Partner, Head of the Commercial Department, Ward Hadaway Solicitors
Chris Toon
Acting Principal, Gateshead College


Adam Serfontein
Chairman & MD, Hanro Group, representing Newcastle NE1 Limited
Andrew Fox
General Manager, Slaley Hall, representing the North East Hotels Association
Jane Tarr
Director, Organisational Resilience and Environmental Sustainability, Arts Council England, North East
Maggie Pavlou
Director, People Gauge Limited, representing the North East England Chamber of Commerce