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:

Martin Swales

Martin Swales

Head of Paid Service (Chief Executive)
0191 424 7010
John Hewitt

John Hewitt

Chief Finance Officer
03000 261 943
Mike Harding

Mike Harding

Monitoring Officer (Chief Legal Officer) & SIRO (Senior Information Risk Officer)
0191 424 7015

Gavin Armstrong

Policy and Scrutiny Officer
0191 4247537

Rhiannon Hood

Data Protection Officer
0191 5611023