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.


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.


 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.


John Booth – Trustee


Bill Carr – Trustee


Stephen Hodgson – Trustee


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