Board of governors
Dr Jane Atkinson
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.
Paul Booth OBE, Deputy Chairman
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.
Professor Paul Croney
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.
Principal Lecturer /Academic Developer, School of Computing, Teesside University.
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.
Professor Tricia Hart
Chief executive South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust; Honorary Associate of North East Leadership Academy; Patron to the Infection Prevention Society.
David Heaton OBE
Former Principal Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form College, Darlington; Board Member, Darlington LSP; Chair, Darlington 14-19 Partnership; Chair, The Work Place (Aycliffe) Ltd; Chair, Age Concern, Darlington; Board Member, Humantics Community Interest Group.
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.
Consultant 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
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.
Alastair MacColl, Chairman and Pro-Chancellor
Chief Executive of the BE Group, Leadership Board of Tees Valley Unlimited (the Local Enterprise Partnership); formerly Managing Director, Gazette Media Company.
Deputy Director, Human Resources Department, Teesside University.
President of Teesside University Students' Union.
Dean, School of Arts & Media
Chief Executive, Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council; Director, Safe in Tees Valley; Local Ambassador for the Prince's Trust.
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.
Alastair Waite is an entrepreneur and business angel investor. He is a qualified accountant with Board level experience across diverse sectors such as; retail, engineering, R&D, semiconductors, biofuels and IT. He is currently Founder Director of Altrelli Limited, a consultancy business focused on helping businesses achieve their potential through development.
Director of Public Health, Middlesbrough Council.