The Board of Directors
The board is responsible for the overall governance of the Trust, including the Trusts' policies, strategies, direction and future planning.
Malcolm Walker - Chair
Malcolm was born in Hartlepool and remains a resident within the Trust's area of benefit. He has 30 years experience at a senior level in community regeneration. He worked for 10 years as Executive Director of the £53M resident led NDC regeneration programme in Central Hartlepool. Malcolm also has voluntary experience as Chair of School Governors, Trustee of local charities and Parish Councillor.
Julie Rudge, MBE - Vice Chair
Julie is Vice Chair of the NDC Trust and a resident of Hartlepool. She was awarded an MBE for services to the community. She is also Trustee of Hartlepool Mind. Julie has 12 years as Secretary to Dent/Derwent Area Resident Association and is Secretary of Friends of North Cemetery and a Member of Hartlepool Crime Prevention Panel.
Stuart is a Hartlepool resident. He is a retired chartered town planner with over 35 years experience with Hartlepool Borough Council in the fields of planning, regeneration and economic development.
Stuart represented the Borough Council as accountable body on the NDC Steering Group for most of the 10 year programme. He has experience in policy development, programme and project management across a range of planning and urban regeneration issues.
Mark has over 20 years experience as a qualified housing professional
He has worked as Head of Regeneration at Housing Hartlepool, part of Thirteen Group, for the last 5 years. Mark is a Corporate Member of the Chartered Institute of Housing. He has experience working for local authorities and subsequently a registered provider on housing policy, strategy development and regeneration programmes, including most recently leading on the redevelopment and renewal of long term empty property.
Mike lives in Hartlepool. He is a qualified accountant (CPFA) with significant Board level experience. Mike has financial management experience as a former Chief Finance Officer for Hartlepool Borough Council.
Jean has been an active environmental campaigner in Hartlepool for a number of years. She has also served as an elected Councillor.
Michael is the former principal of the Hartlepool College of Further Education, first joining as a lecturer in 1979 for economics, business and general studies, before rising up the ranks to eventually become principal in 2009. In those four decades, he has taught more 5,000 students. Michael has recently been a trustee for the North Tees and Hartlepool Trust, and is an executive in the Gus Robinson Foundation.
Mick started his career in 1977 as a Pricing Clerk at J T Atkinsons & Son, working his way to management level. In 2000 the company was sold to Builder Center and Mick continued his employment there until he joined MKM Hartlepool in 2008. Nowadays, Mick works with the NCS alongside other charities in the area.