Chris has worked in the NHS across the North East for 19 years and has held his position as chief executive of NHS North of Tyne - working on behalf of Newcastle Primary Care Trust (PCT), North Tyneside PCT and Northumberland Care Trust - since November 2006. This role involves leading the management of the three organisations, which between them have a joint budget of more than £1 billion and more than 4,000 staff. They serve a population of 792,000.
associate director of specialised commissioning
Sue took up her post in early March 2009. She has worked in the NHS for over 20 years in a variety of general management, planning, contracting and commissioning roles.
deputy director specialised commissioning
Peter is a founder member of the team. He joined the NHS in 1991 and previously worked for Sunderland Health Authority and Sunderland Teaching Primary Care Trust.
specialised commissioning head of contracting and performance
Other members of the team
director of public health (specialised commissioning)
finance and information analyst