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Shaping Our Future Board

The Shaping Our Future Board brings together the key strategic decision-makers in the borough to improve outcomes for residents.  The Board focuses on our four key strategic outcomes and six key delivery priorities:

  • Economic Growth & New Jobs
  • Regeneration of Town Centres & Villages
  • New Services for Children & Adults
  • Housing Integration & Growth
  • Investment in Neighbourhoods
  • Community & Civic Buildings

The Board oversees progress of the 5 supporting strategic boards, as well as agreeing the strategic direction for issues that impact upon all areas of business.

The Shaping Our Future Board is chaired by Cllr Iain Malcolm, Leader of South Tyneside Council. Martin Swales, Chief Executive of South Tyneside Council is the lead officer for the Board, and operational support is provided by Mark Jupp, Delivery Support Officer at South Tyneside Council.

Shaping Our Future Board Members


Title & organisation

Councillor Iain Malcolm (Chair)

Leader, South Tyneside Council

Lindsey Whiterod (Vice Chair)

Principal, South Tyneside College

Cllr Alan Kerr

Deputy Leader, South Tyneside Council

Cllr Ed Malcolm

Lead Member - Resources & Innovation

Cllr Joan Atkinson

Lead Member - Children, Young People & Families

Martin Swales

Chief Executive, South Tyneside Council

Neil Mundy

Chairman, South Tyneside Foundation Trust

Margaret Fay

Chair, Economic Regeneration Board

Andrew Watts

Executive Director, Groundwork

Ged Noble

Chief Superintendent, South Tyneside Area Command

Bill Forster

District Manager, Tyne & Wear Fire and Rescue

Ray Spencer

Executive Director, Customs House

Mark Johnson

Chief Operating Officer, BT South Tyneside

David Cramond

Corporate Director, Economic Regeneration, South Tyneside Council

Mike Conlon

Director, Children's Services, South Tyneside Council

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