Independent Chair

Douglas Ross is the Independent Chair of the NTCA Audit and Standards Committee.

He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy and has held a number of senior finance and management posts primarily in local authorities and the social housing sector. He is now retired with his most recent employment having been at Tees Valley Housing as Managing Director and previous to that as it’s Director of Finance and Corporate Services.

Doug is currently a Board Member, Senior Independent Director and Vice Chair of believe Housing, a registered social housing provider with properties located primarily within County Durham.

His interests include travel, fell walking in the Lake District and sport, and he is one of less than 90 participants to have completed all Great North Runs held since it’s inception.

Declaration of Interests