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  • Peter Waugh – Chair – Peter is a former Director of Huntsman Pigments. He now works as a Consultant in the global chemical industry and as an Industrial Tutor at Durham University
  • Margaret Smith – Deputy Chair– is a retired housing professional.
  • Anna Urbanowicz – Chair of Group Audit Committee – Anna is a Chartered Accountant and has worked all her career in the private sector. Anna is Group Director of Internal Controls at Esh Group.
  • Jason Ridley – Deputy Chair of Group Audit Committee – Jason is currently Director of Finance and IT with Leeds Federated Housing Association
  • Paul Craggs– Paul is a former Commercial Manager for Shepherd Construction, he is now a Construction Consultant and owner of a property letting company in Darlington.
  • Anne Worrall-Davies – Anne worked in young people’s mental health services as a Consultant Psychiatrist and now holds a number of Clinical Advisor and Non-Executive Director roles across the North of England.
  • David Lyall – David is the recently retired Chief Information Officer with the Regulator, Homes England.
  • Claire Warren – Claire is currently Chief Executive of Pickering and Ferens Homes.
  • Mark Thompson – Mark is semi-retired running his own HR consultancy. Prior to this Mark was a HR Director in the retail sector, professional services and most recently in Education.
  • Graeme Allison (Independent member of GAC) – Graeme is an experienced Corporate Banking Director and was the Head of Manufacturing, Transport & Logistics division at Barclays. Other responsibilities have included Customer Satisfaction and Risk & Governance.
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