Meet the Chamber team

Meet the team supporting members across the North East.

The team is always on hand to help members, we support, connect and represent more than 2,000 members.  As part of a trusted business community and respected network, if we don’t know the answer we probably know someone who does. Get in touch! 


Jennifer Rycroft

membership director

Aneela Ali

executive director – finance & corporate services

Rhiannon Bearne

policy and representation director

Tracey Worrall


John McCabe

chief executive

Membership Team

Scott Wilson Laing

small business engagement manager

Michael Dickinson

senior engagement manager – medium & global business

Megan Rennison

small business engagement manager

Ashwin Veeramani

business development executive

Sarah Solly

membership manager

Michelle Wilcox

senior engagement manager – larger business – north of Tyne & Gateshead

Natalie Connolly

small business engagement manager

Julie Digman

medium & global engagement manager – north of Tyne & Durham

Sarah Roberts

small business engagement manager

Lynsey Fairless

small business engagement and sponsorship manager – Newcastle

Abigail Turner

medium business & international trade engagement manager

Clare McCabe

engagement manager – small business – North Tyneside & Northumberland

Erin Knight

partner engagement and sponsorship manager

Tom Warnock

senior engagement manager – larger business – south of Tyne & Team Valley

Policy Team

Callum George

policy adviser

Tim Marsden

knowledge manager

Thomas Lonsdale

knowledge and research executive

Marianne O’Sullivan

policy manager

International Team

Neil Hunter

customs declaration co-ordinator

James Davison

international trade manager

Rebecca Tweddle

export documentation & customs declaration co-ordinator

Kay Shaw

customs declaration co-ordinator

Debra Blair

customs declaration and carnet lead

Wendy Hutchinson

customs declaration co-ordinator

Jessica Brown

export documentation lead

Marketing Comms and Events

Anne Hope


Ashley Carney

events manager

Rebecca Graham

marketing executive

Daniel Marsden-Knight

head of marketing comms & events

Charlotte Johns

marketing manager

Bethan McCoy

design & brand executive

Frances Holliday

events co-ordinator

Jasmin Brown

marketing co-ordinator