Board of governors
Sandy Anderson OBE DL FREng, Chairman
Formerly Senior Vice-President, Technology, ICI; Deputy Lieutenant of County Durham; Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Institution of Chemical Engineers; Director of the Centre for Process Innovation; Chairman, DigitalCity; Governor, Durham School; Chairman, Tees Valley Local Enterprise Partnership (TVLEP).
Group General Counsel The Gibson O’Neill Company Ltd; former senior partner, Dickinson Dees; former Chair CBI North East.
Paul Booth OBE
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.
Director, North East – Arts Council England.
Director of Recruitment at MSS Recruitment and former Regional Managing Director, Trinity Mirror North East.
Principal Lecturer /Academic Developer, School of Computing, Teesside University.
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.
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.
Professor Graham Henderson CBE DL
Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive of Teesside University. Trustee of Captain Cook Birthplace Trust; Board Member UniversitiesUK; Council Member North East CBI; Regional Executive Member of the North East Chamber of Commerce; Member North East Public Health Board; Chair Tees Valley Common Purpose; Chair Leadership Foundation for Higher Education Membership Advisory Group; Council Member Council for Industry in Higher Education; Member HEFCE Strategic Advisory Group; Member HEFCE Strategic Advisory Committee on Leadership, Governance and Management; UniversitiesUK Employability, Business and Industry Policy Network; Leadership Board Tees Valley Unlimited
Former Principal, Middlesbrough College.
Director of Storeys: SSP; Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors; Vice Chair of North East Chamber Of Commerce, Trade and Industry Ltd; Trustee of Tees Valley Community Foundation; Formerly President of the North East Chamber of Commerce and Chair of Tees Valley Tomorrow.
Shahda Khan MBE
Principal Community Cohesion Officer, Middlesbrough Council.
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, Vice-Chairman
Chief Executive Business & Enterprise North East; Chair of Teesside University Business School Advisory Council; Leadership Board of Tees Valley Unlimited; formerly Managing Director, Gazette Media Company.
Human Resources Manager, Human Resources Department, Teesside University.
President of Teesside University Students' Union.
Partner, Vantis plc; Trustee, Tees Valley Community Foundation.
Dr Mark Simpson
Dean, School of Social Sciences & Law, Teesside University; Vice Chair, Board of Governors, Parkend Primary School Member of the Corporation, Prior Pursglove College Member of Safer Middlesbrough's Responsible Authorities Group Director and Executive Committee member, British Society of Criminology Executive Board member, Tees Valley Leisure Ltd
Chief Executive, Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council; Director, Safe in Tees Valley; member of the Regional Council of Prince's Trust.
Alison Thain OBE
Chief Executive of Fabrick Housing Group; Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Housing; Member of the Tees Valley Partnership; Member of One North East Board, Regeneration Committee and Ignite Board.