Operations Director, Cape plc. Former Senior Vice-President Sembcorp Utilities UK, former winner of the CBI First Woman Award in Manufacturing, Chair of the Teesside University Science and Technology Advisory Board and member of the Advisory Board of the National Science Museum. UK Board member of the IChemE (Institution of Chemical Engineers) and lead of diversity within the IChemE. Winner of the Stephenson Award for inspiring young people in engineering. Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.
Group General Counsel The Gibson O’Neill Company Ltd; Director and Trustee of MFC Foundation; former senior partner, Dickinson Dees; former Chair CBI North East.
President, SABIC-UK Petrochemicals; former Vice President of Huntsman Petrochemicals UK; ICI Teesside Sites Engineering Manager; Deputy chairman of NASPI (National skills academy for the process sector); Director of TTE (Apprentice and adult training college); Deputy chairman of NEPIC (north eastern process cluster); Board member of the CIA (chemical industry association); former chairman of Redcar and Cleveland college.
Chief Executive of Darlington Borough Council since 2005. Lead Chief Executive on transport matters for the Tees Valley Combined Authority. Former Board member of both Darlington FE College and Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form College. Ada is also a Trustee of the County Durham Community Foundation.
Chief Executive of Natural England;Government's advisor on the Natural Environment, Natural England Board Member and Chair of the Natural Flood Management committee; as well as holding positions on a number of Whitehall committees; Former Chief Executive of the Marine Management Organisation, the regulator and manager of England's seas; Chartered Director and Fellow of the Institute of Directors.
Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive of Teesside University.
Managing Director of Gazette Media Company, publishers of The Gazette. Non-Executive Director of Darlington Building Society.
former Chairman, Darlington Building Society; Chairman, Digital City Business; Non Executive Director, Northern 3 Venture Capital Trust Plc; Non Executive Director NCFE Limited; Managing Partner, io solutions; Formerly Chief Executive, Whessoe Plc.
Former Principal, Middlesbrough College. Education consultant specialising in educational partnerships and mergers in the further education sector. Since 2010 has been interim Principal in a Sixth Form College and two general Further Education colleges. Has also worked on projects for YPLA/ EFA and projects for the Learning and Skills Improvement Service.
Students' Union Officer, Vice-President Education
Chair of Cleveland Police's Strategic Independent Advisory Group and member of a number of national and regional groups, including National Police Chiefs' Council's Prevent Challenge Panel, North East Women's Network, North East CEDAW Group, Durham Women Rising, ITV Tyne Tees Panel and Middlesbrough College's Equality and Diversity Committee.
Consultant and Director of Advantage Business Coaching Ltd. Performance coach, mentor and senior business leader in the service sector. Former Area Corporate Director at Barclays in the North East.
Director of Public Health, Middlesbrough Council.
Chief Executive of the BE Group, Leadership Board of Tees Valley Unlimited (the Local Enterprise Partnership); formerly Managing Director, Gazette Media Company.
Dean, School of Design, Culture & the Arts
Senior Lecturer in biology and forensic biology within the School of Science & Engineering. Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology.
Group Chief Financial Officer, PD Ports. Formerly: Northumbrian Water Group; Grainger Trust plc; Deloitte Haskins & Sells (later Coopers & Lybrand Deloitte)
President of Teesside University Students' Union.
Former Group Executive and Board Director Hertel BV, Managing Director of Hertel UK and Board Director The Banks Group. Governor of Galley Hill primary trust.
Chief Executive, Thirteen Group. Formerly: Managing Director, Reading Borough Council; Director of Regeneration Services, Redcar & Cleveland Council
Director, Henry Moore Foundation. Formerly: Director, Baltic, Newcastle; Founding Director, MIMA, Middlesbrough; Director, Southampton City Art Gallery; Director, Cultural Instructions, London