The NECA Executive Team

The North East Combined Authority has a small executive support team, including three officers of which it has a legal duty to appoint; the Head of Paid Service, Chief Finance Officer and a Monitoring Officer.

The team relies on drawing skills and capacity from constituent local authorities.

There are two other teams that sit outside of the core team. They are the Inward Investment team and the Regional Transport team.

The core NECA Team is:

Patrick Melia

Head of Paid Service
John Hewitt

John Hewitt

Deputy Head of Paid Service
03000 261 943

George Mansbridge

Deputy Head of Paid Service

Paul Darby

Chief Finance Officer

Nicola Robason

Monitoring Officer (Core NECA)

Mike Barker

Monitoring Officer (Transport)

Gavin Armstrong

Policy and Scrutiny Officer
0191 4247537