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  • David Haw


    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.

  • Mark Local 


    Mark works at  Northumbrian Water and has served as a Director for our organisations trading company since 2011 and became our new Treasurer in October 2020.

  • Maggie Pavlou FCIPD | BA Hons | PGDip HRM

    Vice Chair

    Maggie has spent 30 years combining her executive work within the private equity environment with a range of non-executive roles within the charitable sector. She has worked all over the UK and has also spent time working oversees in Africa with Raleigh International and Save the Children.  The majority of her professional career has been within the leisure sector. Her last executive role was as HR Director of Parkdean Resorts, the largest holiday park operator in the UK, where she was responsible for their 8,000 employees. 

    Maggie was the 1st ever female President and Chair of the NEECC – the largest Chamber of Commerce in the UK. During her time as President she led trade missions to Shanghai and worked with the UK Government on raising aspirations for young people across the North East.  She is an advocate for the development of opportunities for women and is a member of the leadership steering group for WiHTL (Women in Hospitality, Tourism & Leisure).

    Maggie has held a variety of non-executive roles across both public and private sectors. Her current charitable trusteeships include: Team Kenya (Chair), Citizens Advice County Durham, Age UK, Changing Lives, The Chronicle Sunshine Fund and The Soundroom. She is also a Governor and Trustee at York, St. John University. Passionate about all aspects of people development, Maggie founded and still runs People Gauge, a business which specialises in measuring and improving employee engagement levels within organisations, businesses, and schools.

  • Paul Phyall


    Paul was born and raised in the North East and lives in Durham City.  He is an experienced trustee having served on the board of local charities and supported the charity sector through various volunteer roles, which include being a volunteer business advisor for the The Cranfield Trust.  He has served on the board of numerous companies both in the UK and Asia.

    Paul’s career spans 40 years served in three organisations.  The first was with NEI Parsons in Heaton where he was a time served apprentice and worked in a variety of quality control and quality assurance roles both in the UK and aboard.  He then joined the Lloyds Register Group and worked for 23 years in various roles and global locations - his last role being the Regional Operations Director for Asia.  On his return to the North East England in 2016, Paul ran his own consultancy business before taking up a role at SAI Global as their UK&I Managing Director providing food assurance services. 

    Paul has a personal aim of using his business acumen to help and support the charity sector and he strongly believes in the work of Age UK County Durham which is promoting and enhancing the wellbeing of older people throughout County Durham.

  • Jeff Watson


    Jeff is recently retired, having spent over 30 years with Nationwide Building Society in various senior roles.

    Jeff helped launch Nationwide's Community Board Programme across the UK which has delivered millions of pounds to charitable causes linked to housing and homelessness and was Chair of the North East Community Board.

  • Tony Armstrong


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

  • 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.