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