Patricia Wilkinson (pictured)
NCT Skills for Life
Training organisation, NCT Skills for Life, has announced a strategic new appointment to its senior management team.
Patricia Wilkinson, a former instructor in the RAF, has recently taken up the role of managing director and will oversee the operation and profitability of the multi-site enterprise.
Jacqueline de Rojas
EVP Northern Europe
Sage has announced that Jacqueline de Rojas will lead business across Northern Europe in a newly extended role.
Jacqueline will join the company in the autumn from Citrix and, as EVP Northern Europe, will be responsible for growing the business and continuing to drive Sage’s software subscription revenues.
Newcastle-based mutual maritime liability insurer, North Group, has appointed Newcastle Building Society chairman Phil Moorhouse as an independent non-executive director. Phil joins an international board of directors and will provide independent expertise on commercial, financial, audit, risk and regulatory matters.
Cllr Paul Watson
North East Combined Authority
Cllr Paul Watson, leader of Sunderland City Council, was been appointed chair at the annual general meeting of the North East Combined Authority (NECA), which took place on June 21. This follows the announcement that the existing chair, Cllr Simon Henig, leader of Durham County Council, would be standing down from the role.
Chief marketing officer
Shark Advisory Board
Kevin Stephenson joined global recruitment company Shark Human Capital Placement as managing director UK and Ireland in January 2016. He has now added to this role by being appointed to the Shark Advisory Board as chief marketing officer.
The Children’s Heart Unit Fund
A North East-based charity has appointed its first ever chief executive officer. The Children’s Heart Unit Fund (CHUF) has allocated the new role to its former head of fundraising, Chris Gray. He will be responsible for the continued expansion of the charity which helps children and young people who are born with or develop heart conditions.