Cabinet, North of Tyne Combined Authority
The North of Tyne Combined Authority’s Cabinet is the decision-making body of the authority, with wide-ranging powers and responsibilities over economic growth, skills, housing policy and enhancing the places and communities in our region. It aims to drive economic growth and job creation, invest in digital skills and science and support rural growth.
The Cabinet comprises the Elected Mayor, two elected members from each constituent council and a representative of the North East Local Enterprise Partnership, with the elected members being responsible for a specific portfolio as set out below.
The newly elected Mayor and the Chair of the Cabinet is Jamie Driscoll.
Mayor Jamie Driscoll, Elected Mayor of North of Tyne Combined Authority and Chair of Cabinet
Mayor Norma Redfearn CBE (Deputy Mayor of the North of Tyne Combined Authority), Elected Mayor of North Tyneside Council (housing and land)
Councillor Bruce Pickard, Deputy Mayor of North Tyneside Council (economic growth)
Councillor Nick Forbes, Leader of Newcastle City Council (business competitiveness)
Councillor Joyce McCarty, Deputy Leader of Newcastle City Council (employability and inclusion)
Councillor Peter Jackson, Leader of Northumberland County Council (place and productivity)
Councillor Wayne Daley, Deputy Leader of Northumberland County Council (education improvement)
Andrew Hodgson, Chair of the North East Local Enterprise Partnership Board
Councillor Ged Bell, Newcastle City Council
Councillor Veronica Dunn, Newcastle City Council
Councillor Carl Johnson, North Tyneside Council
Councillor Carole Burdis, North Tyneside Council
Councillor Cath Homer, Northumberland County Council
Councillor Nick Oliver, Northumberland County Council
Mark Thompson, Member of the North East Local Enterprise Partnership Board