Meet Board & Council

Guiding the Chamber in all that we do

Our board members are responsible for the management of the Chamber and are appointed by our Council.  Our Council is an elected body representative of membership, advising the Chamber on the formation of policy.

The role of our board…

Our Board, which is appointed by Council, is responsible for the management of the Chamber. Its members are statutory directors of The Chamber.

Board

Chris Blaxall

Board Member

Gill Courtney MBE

Vice President

John Marshall

Chairman

Richard Swart

Co-opted

Tara Stonehouse

Board Member

James Ramsbotham

Chief Executive

Emma Gaudern

Durham Representative

Deborah Walton

Board Member

David Langley

Chief Operating Officer

Lesley Moody MBE

President

Andrew Haigh

Vice President

John McCabe

Immediate Past President

The role of our council…

The Council is an elected body representative of membership whose principal role is as an advisory body to the Chamber on the formulation of policy.

Council

Alix Bolton

Council Member

Marianne Whitfield

Council Member

Patrick Masheder

Council Member

Simon Wake

Council Member

Malcolm Copland

Council Member

Paul Ryan

Council Member

Richard Swart

Honorary Vice President

James Ramsbotham

Chief Executive

Alan Ferguson OBE

Council Member

Neil Barker

Interim Chair of Tyne & Wear Committee

Suzanne Nestor-Robson

Council Member

Michael McConnell

Chair of Tees Valley Committee

Martijn Gilbert

Council Member

Darren Hankey

Council Member

Graeme Mason

Council Member

Louise Hunter MBE

Council Member

John McCabe

Immediate Past President

John Marshall

Chairman

Michael Lyons

Council Member

Lesley Moody MBE

President

Natasha McDonough

Council Member

Alex Hayward

Council Member

Mark Dowdall

Council Member

Rachel Chambers

Council Member

Nagma Ebanks-Beni MBE

Council Member

Andrew Haigh

Vice President

David Langley

Chief Operating Officer

Tony Gates

Council Member

Aneela Ali

Council Member

Andrew Davison

Council Member

Lucy Winskell OBE

Council Member

Daniel O’Mahoney

Council Member

Gill Courtney MBE

Vice President

Alan Metcalfe

Council Member

John Johnston

Chief of Northumberland Committee

Laura Hepburn

Council Member