Emerging Leaders Board

The NGI Emerging Leaders Board was created in early 2018 to provide a professional development opportunity for some of the region’s rising stars. This exclusive opportunity for our gold partners enables their emerging leaders to gain an understanding of a non-executive board position, including finance and strategy, whilst also encouraging input and decision making. At the same time this provides great benefit for NGI, by enabling the organisation to harness the views and expertise of some of the most talented people from the north east’s most influential organisations.


Board Members

Jenny Nelson
Jenny Nelson
Digital Newcastle Programme Manager, Newcastle City Council
Jack Sayers
Jack Sayers
Guest/Visitor Services, Northumbrian Water
Craig Willis
Senior Manager, PwC
Alona Welby
Executive Officer to the Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive, Northumbria University
Jen Rea
Inbound Tourism Manager, Newcastle International Airport
Claire Lambert
Matchday Hospitality Manager, Newcastle United Football Club
Tania Kelly
Marketing Manager, intu Eldon Square
Catherine Orridge
Director of Study Programmes, Newcastle College
Andrea Henderson
Engagement Manager, Newcastle University
Andrew Glendinning
Food and Beverage Manager, Slaley Hall Hotels, Q Hotels
Nick Gholkar
Associate in the Property Department, Ward Hadaway
Sophie Connor
Architect, Ryder Architecture
Alex Cook
Innovation Manager PROTO, Gateshead Council

Chairman of Main Board

John Marshall
Former Vice Chairman, Bond Dickinson LLP

Chief Executive

Sarah Green
Chief Executive