Directors

The Trust Board has 10 Directors including the CEO.  Collectively the non-Executive Directors bring a wide range of professional skills and expertise to run the trust effectively.  We review the skills profile of individual directors and conduct a skills audit of the board as a whole at least annually to check for any skills gaps and identify training needs.

We publish the declared business and pecuniary interests of our directors including the CEO/Accounting Officer in the individual profiles below.  We also maintain a register of interests including any close family relationships for all members, directors and senior employees to ensure we are aware of any potential conflicts of interest.

All Directors can be contacted via Suzanne Hendey, Clerk to the Directors.  Please use the Contact page to get in touch with us, or telephone 0191 228 4090.

Mr Roger Alston OBE

Director - Chair of Trust Board

Appointed by members: 12 January 2017/Term of office: to 11 January 2021

Declared interests:
NEAT Active Ltd, Director (since February 2017)

Mrs Debi Bailey

Director and Chief Executive Officer/Accounting Officer

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Appointed: 12 January 2017/Term of office: ex-officio as CEO

Declared interests:
Primary Pie-oneer Products CIC, Director (since January 2014)
Newcastle City Council Virtual School, Governor (since September 2016)

Profile:
Debi is an employee of NEAT and has a staff profile on the Central Team webpage.

Mr Steve Beharall

Director

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Appointed by members: 23 February 2017/Term of office: to 22 February 2021

Declared interests:
Newcastle United Foundation, Employee (since September 2016)

Profile:
Steve is the Operations Manager of NUFC Foundation, a charitable organisation with the aim of using the power of football for the benefit of our community to help change lives for the better.

Mr Shaun Fooy

Director

Appointed by the board: 29 March 2018/Term of office to 28 March 2022

Declared interests:
SRF Consultancy Ltd, Director (since October 2015)

Ms Nadia Iftkhar

Director

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Appointed by the board: 22 June 2017/Term of office: to 21 June 2021

Declared interests:
Company of Others, Artistic Director and Director (since February 2016)

Profile:
Nadia is Artistic Director and Choreographer for Company of Others, a dance company based in the north-east. She has made and collaborated on over 20 works that have been performed at Northern Stage, Berwick Maltings, Sadlers Wells, Theatre Royal Newcastle, Konzerthaus Wien and Dance City.

Mr Andrew Lister

Director

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Appointed by the board: 22 June 2017/ Term of office: to 21 June 2021

Declared interests:
A Lister Technologies Ltd, Director (since September 2014)
SERCO, Employee (since May 2018)

Dr Anne McNall

Director

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Appointed by members: 12 January 2017/Term of office: to 11 January 2021

Declared interests:
Northumbria University, Employee (since 1995)
Trustee, Joint Council for Cosmetic Practice (since 2016)

Profile:
Anne is Associate Professor and Director of Strategic Workforce Development in the Nursery, Midwifery and Health Department of Northumbria University. Her professional background is as an adult general nurse and midwife and she has extensive experience of teaching in the health sector.

Mrs Sue Ormerod

Director

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Appointed by the board: 19 July 2018/ Term of office: to 18 July 2022

Declared interests:
Nigel Wright Consultancy, Employee (since June 2002)
Forest Hall Primary School, Governor (since Sept 2013)

Mr Michael White

Director - Vice Chair of Trust Board

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Appointed by the board: 29 March 2018/Term of office to 28 March 2022

Declared interests:
Whites Consultancy, Owner (since 2016)

Dr Lynne McKenna

Former director - within last 12 months

Appointed by members: 12 January 2017/Resigned: 20 July 2018
Declared interests: University of Sunderland, Employee (since August 2015)

Mrs Barbara Redhead

Former Director - within last 12 months

Appointed by members: 12 January 2017/Resigned: 24 May 2018
Declared interests:
Central Walker Church of England Primary School - Associate Headteacher (from 12.09.16 until 31.08.18)
Waverley Primary School - Associate Headteacher (from 01.09.17 until 31.08.18)
St Peter's Church of England Primary School - Chair of Governors (from 06.07.17)

Mrs Janine Irwin

Former Director - within last 12 months

Appointed by members: 23 April 2017/Resigned: 23 February 2018
Declared interests:
J Irwin & Co, Owner

Mr Christopher Byles

Former Director - within last 12 months

Appointed by the board: 22 June 2017/Resigned: 6 February 2018
Declared interests:
MacGregor GBR Ltd, Employee (since August 2008)