Jim Coulter


Jim was Chair of Bridging Newcastle-Gateshead from December 2005 to March 2011 and was Chief Executive of the National Housing Federation prior to that.


Dr Alison Machin

Vice Chair

Alison is a Teaching Fellow and Principal Lecturer in the Faculty of Life Sciences at Northumbria University. She has a background in health visiting and nursing.


Bob Morton


Bob, a Chartered Accountant, is a seasoned Financial Director with over 30 years experience at a senior financial level having worked within a variety of businesses and industries.


Alison Stanners


Alison runs her own social business improvement consultancy and has previously had senior roles in social housing organisations both regionally and nationally. She is also a Trustee of Norcare and has other voluntary sector interests.


Carole Pitkeathley


Carole is a consultant in customer experience issues, having enjoyed a career within the energy sector and other industries. She is also a Board Member of NEA, a charity which campaigns against fuel poverty.


David Sharp


David has recently retired following a long management career with BT, having undertaken a range of project management and business improvement roles.

Kathryn Duggan


Kathryn is a self employed consultant with extensive experience of working in public, private and voluntary sector organisations. She has been a Strategy Development Manager in the NHS.


 Tracy Harrison


Tracy is a Commercial Director at the Northern Housing Consortium, a body representing social landlords across the north. She has extensive procurement and marketing experience.


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