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Meet the Team

Board members and Director

Our Board members and Director bring significant international experience. They are passionate about promoting Newcastle, developing partnerships and collaboration to support internationalism within the City and connecting to the wider world. Our Board includes representatives from Newcastle City Council, both Northumbria and Newcastle Universities, the North East England Chamber of Commerce, the cultural sector (D6), COCO (an international development charity) and the global friendship network, Newcastles of the World.

Board recruitment

We are open to recruiting new Board members who can help us achieve the Our Newcastle Our World vision and in particular the ambitions around Newcastle as an international city for our children and young people as confident, global citizens.

Clymene Christoforou


Executive Director, D6: Culture in Transit 

Declan Baharini


Cllr Joyce McCarty

Deputy Leader, Newcastle City Council

Neil Barker

Chair Newcastle Gateshead NEE England Chamber of Commerce

Lucy Kendall

Chief Executive, COCO

Dr. Jonathan Galloway

Associate Dean for Internationalisation and Strategic Projects, Newcastle University

Craig Moore

Associate Dean, Internationalisation, Northumbria University

David Faulkner

Newcastles of the World