About us

Board of governors

Dr Jane Atkinson

Dr Jane AtkinsonOperations 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.

Robin Bloom

Robin BloomGroup General Counsel The Gibson O’Neill Company Ltd; Director and Trustee of MFC Foundation; former senior partner, Dickinson Dees; former Chair CBI North East.

Paul Booth OBE, Deputy Chairman

Paul BoothPresident, 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.

Professor Paul Croney

Professor Paul CroneyVice-Chancellor and Chief Executive of Teesside University.

Bob Cuffe

Bob Cuffe, Managing Director, Gazette Media Company.Managing Director of Gazette Media Company, publishers of The Gazette. Non-Executive Director of Darlington Building Society.

Chris Fleetwood

Chris Fleetwood 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.

John Hogg, Principal, Middlesbrough CollegeJohn Hogg

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.

Adam HoweAdam Howe

Students' Union Officer, Vice-President Education

John Irwin

John IrwinConsultant Chartered Surveyor based on Teesside; Fellow of Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors; A former Senior Partner at Storeys Sons & Parker and storeys:ssp and with Storeys Edward Symmons; Former Chair of Teesside Tomorrow Ltd and past President of both the Teesside and then the merged North East Chambers of Commerce.

Shahda Khan MBE

Shahda Khan MBEChair 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.

Sue Kiddle

Sue Kiddle, Consultant and Director of Advantage Business Coaching LtdConsultant 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.

Alastair MacColl, Chairman and Pro-Chancellor

Alastair MacCollChief Executive of the BE Group, Leadership Board of Tees Valley Unlimited (the Local Enterprise Partnership); formerly Managing Director, Gazette Media Company.

Bruna Silva

Bruna SilvaPresident of Teesside University Students' Union.

Jill Morgan

Jill MorganDean, School of Design, Culture & the Arts

Helen Page

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.

Amanda Skelton

Amanda SkeltonChief Executive, Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council; Director, Safe in Tees Valley; Local Ambassador for the Prince's Trust.

Steve Tonks

Steve TonksFormer Group Executive and Board Director Hertel BV, Managing Director of Hertel UK and Board Director The Banks Group. Governor of Galley Hill primary trust.

Edward Kunonga

Edward KunongaDirector of Public Health, Middlesbrough Council.