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Meet The Team

Meet The Team

Policy Team

About Jonathan
Jonathan has been with the Chamber since 2009 following a spell in the recruitment industry. He leads the Chamber’s Policy and Campaigns team. This team works to represent our members’ views on issues such as transport, education and international trade. Campaigning for a better business environment in the North East, he manages our relationships with MPs and other political decision makers in the north of the region, develops the Chamber’s annual Manifesto and is a regular media spokesperson on the issues that matter to our members.

Jonathan Walker

Assistant Director - Policy

Rachel Anderson

Assistant Director - Policy (Tees Valley and Energy)

About Paul
Before joining the Chamber, Paul worked for a Member of Parliament. Since joining the Chamber as Policy Adviser Paul’s role involves representing Chamber members on policy issues relating to education, skills, and training. This includes apprenticeships, skills shortages, recruiting and retaining graduates, visas and immigration policy, labour market statistics, improving careers advice, retraining and lifelong learning, and forging links between businesses and schools, colleges and universities.

Paul Carbert

Policy Adviser
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About Jack
After graduating with a Masters in International Studies, Jack joined the Chamber in 2017 as Policy Adviser for International Trade and Brexit. To create a Stronger Global North East, his role includes representing members global issues, helping members gain increased export support, and working to get the best deal for the North East during Brexit negotiations.

Jack Simpson

Policy Adviser

Marianne O'Sullivan

Policy Adviser
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About Linda
Linda worked for 15 years in the North West, at the Open University and in local government before returning to the North East. Bringing her experience from the Greater Manchester Probation Committee and Tynedale council to her work as committee administrator at the Chamber. In her role with the Chamber Linda services 4 local area meetings and 3 sub-regional area committees including AGM’s in the North of the region. In addition to this Linda also provides meeting support to Chamber council as well as administrative support to Head of President’s Club.

Linda Ord

Committee Clerk
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