Dr David Bell (pictured)
Pro vice-chancellor (international)
A Teesside graduate has returned to the university in a senior role to lead its international strategy. Dr David Bell, who achieved his master’s degree in Computer Aided Engineering at Teesside in1986, has been appointed pro vice-chancellor (international). He will be responsible for driving forward international student recruitment and building the university’s international brand across the globe.
PR and content executive
The Great Run Company
The Great Run Company has appointed Richard Easterbrook to its communications team. Richard joins as PR and content executive from The Northern Echo, where he has been a sports journalist for the last eight years. The company, with headquarters in Newcastle, is responsible for organising the Great North Run as well as a portfolio of other running, swimming and cycling events.
Creative services director
Ruth Mattera has been promoted to the role of creative services director at Hedley McEwan. Ruth has worked at Hedley McEwan since the creative company was set up in 2011, and has worked alongside owners Tom Hedley and Duncan McEwan for more than 15 years. Her new role will see her helping to lead the company and manage the anticipated growth over the next few years.
Commission for Health and Social Care Integration in the North East
Duncan Selbie, chief executive of Public Health England, has been appointed to lead a new commission looking at health and social care services in the region. The Commission for Health and Social Care Integration in the North East will assess how services are provided and the potential for further collaboration and integration in order to help improve the health and wellbeing of residents across the region.
Pitman Training Newcastle
A Newcastle training company has appointed two new employees to facilitate a growth in business. Sara Sproates has been appointed centre manager and Sharon Dews is now centre supervisor at Pitman Training Newcastle.
Chartered building surveyor
Silverstone Building Consultancy
Newcastle-based Silverstone Building Consultancy has recruited a new chartered building surveyor. Henry Scott has previously worked in a similar role at Bilfinger GVA’s Newcastle office for over seven years. He has been appointed alongside a new secretary, Sharon Tennet, who will help support the busy office.