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  • David Haw
    Chair of Trustees

    David is passionate about the difference that Age UK County Durham can make to people's lives in County Durham.

    David Haw has been a trustee of Age UK County Durham since 2012 and became Chair in 2014.  He joined Age UK County Durham (then Age Concern Durham County) in 2002 as the Locality Manger for Durham and Chester le Street locality and became Deputy Chief Executive in 2004.  David retired from his post in 2011.

    David, a trained mechanical engineer, has held many senior posts in the electronics, clothing, paper manufacture, production engineering, training and business support businesses.  He has extensive leadership experience, including nine years as a Chief Executive Officer of a large training provider in the North East.

  • David Martin

    Before his recent retirement, David worked as Group Treasurer  for Northumbria Water and Department Head; leading a staff team and had responsibility for an interest budget in excess of £110 million.  He has been a trustee with us since 2007 and brings with him a wealth of financial knowledge and experience.

  • Pauline York

    Pauline is the Operations Manager for  Durham Aged Miners Housing Association.

    She has been a trustee for Age UK County Durham since 2010.

  • Tony Armstrong

    Tony is retired and has served as a trustee for us since 2003.

  • Mark Local

    Mark works at  Northumbrian Water and has served as a Director for our organisations trading company since 2011.

    He is now a member of the board of trustees and will become our new Treasurer in 2020.

  • Natalie Davison-Terranova

    Originating from Newton Aycliffe, Natalie is principal and chief executive of Bishop Auckland College. With a degree in chemical engineering, Natalie began her career working for Procter & Gamble as a production manager in detergent manufacture. Moving into further education in 1997, she taught and managed engineering provision in colleges in south Essex and east London before returning to County Durham in 2008. Natalie’s professional studies include an MBA from Henley Business School and an MA in local and regional development from Newcastle University.

    Natalie has been a trustee for Age UK County Durham since 2017 and has a particular interest in supporting the work of the charity through opportunities for students to engage in a wide range of community and inter-generational initiatives. Natalie is married to Ross, a minister in the Church of England.

  • Annie Hitchman

    Annie is retired and has served as a trustee for us since 2001; she has also served two terms as Chair.

    Her main career has been in strategic planning and as a public representative.  She was a non-executive director on three successive NHS organisations and a member of two national Consumer Councils.