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Committee details

North East Leadership Board (Combined Authority)

Purpose of committee

Durham, Gateshead, Newcastle, North Tyneside, Northumberland, South Tyneside and Sunderland councils have all come together to form a combined authority currently known as the North East Leadership Board.


Newcastle City Council provide the secretariat support to this body. Please see the North East Combined Authority website or Newcastle City Council website for agendas, minutes and reports.


  • Councillor Simon Henig  (Chair)  Durham County Council
  • Mayor Norma Redfearn  (Vice-Chair)  North Tyneside Council
  • Councillor Nick Forbes    Newcastle City Council
  • Councillor Mick Henry    Gateshead Council
  • Councillor Iain Malcolm    South Tyneside Council
  • Councillor Paul Watson    Sunderland City Council
  • Councillor Grant Davey    Northumberland County Council
  • Councillor Martin Gannon (Reserve)    Gateshead Council
  • Councillor Alan Kerr (Reserve)    South Tyneside Council
  • Councillor Dave Ledger (Reserve)    Northumberland County Council
  • Councillor Joyce McCarty (Reserve)    Newcastle City Council
  • Councillor Alan Napier (Reserve)    Durham County Council
  • Councillor Bruce Pickard (Reserve)    North Tyneside Council
  • Councillor Henry Trueman (Reserve)    Sunderland City Council

Contact information

Support officer: Victoria Miller, Newcastle City Council, 0191 211 5118. Email:


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