South Tyneside Partnership governance


We can only achieve our ambitions through strong partnership working.

With less public money available we will need to find new and different ways to deliver what is required for the borough and our residents, now and in the future.

The South Tyneside Partnership is fundamentally committed to working together to improve outcomes for the residents of South Tyneside.

Over the next 3 years we will go further and take forward real opportunities for joint working, co-location and pooled budgets to make sure that we are sharing and utilising local public resources as well as rethinking how to use them to best effect.

We will also build on the relationships we have throughout the wider region and play a key leadership role in the growth of the North East.

Our Partnership has been reshaped to reflect its new aims and focus and will also continue to evolve and be fit for purpose to tackle the challenges we face.

The Shaping Our Future Board is responsible for making sure that we achieve our ambitious vision for South Tyneside, supported by 5 strategic boards that are responsible for individual strategic outcomes and delivery of our 3-year priorities.

South Tyneside Partnership:

  • Greener and Cleaner Communities Board
  • Health and Wellbeing Board
  • Local Leadership of Health Chief Executives' Group and Multi-Agency Children's Services Chief Executives' Group
  • Safeguarding Partnership Board
  • Economic Regeneration Board

Regeneration and Environment Board

The Regeneration and Environment Board will take ownership of the following strategic outcomes set out in the South Tyneside Vision:

"A Regenerated South Tyneside with Increased Business and Jobs"

The Board will achieve these outcomes though the following objectives:

  • Support and develop our key sectors to increase economic prosperity
  • Attract, grow and retain business, and promote the Borough to investors
  • Act as strategic interface between the South Tyneside Partnership including the North Eastern LEP and others
  • Regenerate the borough by improving our town centres, business centres and creating sustainable neighbourhoods
  • Educate, retain and attract young people and raise their aspirations through improved skills and training in addition to enhancing the employability of the existing workforce
  • Maximise the opportunity of the riverside assets, foreshore and the A19 Strategic Transport corridor
  • Enhance our Tourism offer

The Regeneration and Environment Board maintains close links with the North East Local Enterprise Partnership and the North East Combined Authority.

The Board is chaired by Margaret Fay CBE and OBE, Former Chair of One North East and George Mansbridge, Corporate Director, Regeneration and Environment, STC is the lead officer for the Board.

Regeneration and Environment board members

  • Margaret Fay - (Chair) Former Chair of One North East
  • Cllr John Anglin - (Vice Chair) Lead Member, Regeneration and Economy, STC
  • Lindsey Whiterod - Principal, South Tyneside College
  • Des Young - Managing Director, Siemens
  • Angela Anderson - Managing Director, Zenith People
  • Paul Fellows - Chief Operating Officer, Performance Horizon Group
  • Geoff Thompson - Chairman, South Shields Football Club
  • Mark Stoner - Chief Financial Officer, Port of Tyne
  • Peter Davidson - Chairman, South Tyneside Housing Ventures Trust
  • Shona Harper - Director, Contact Centre Professional Ltd
  • Michael Dickson - Managing Director, MI Dickson Ltd
  • Ken Reader - Managing Director, Dunes Adventure Island
  • George Mansbridge - Corporate Director Regeneration and Environment, STC
  • John Scott - Corporate Lead - Business Investment, STC

Health and Wellbeing Board

The Health and Wellbeing Board works in partnership to improve the health and wellbeing of our children, adults and families and reduce current health inequalities, to help people live longer and healthier lives.

The Board works together to drive forward the new health and wellbeing agenda to secure improved outcomes for our local population.

Cleaner Greener Communities Board

The Cleaner Greener Communities Board focuses on the following strategic outcomes set out in the South Tyneside Vision:

  1. Better Housing and Neighbourhoods
  2. A Clean and Green environment
  3. Less Crime and Safer Communities

The Board work programme up to 2022 focuses on the following objectives:

  • Promoting community and civic pride
  • Promoting social action for young people
  • Maximising the amount of external funding being secured for the community and voluntary sector
  • Promoting urban design which is healthy and friendly to the environment
  • Tackling social isolation

The Cleaner Greener Communities Board is chaired by Andrew Watts, Executive Director, Groundwork South and North Tyneside, and operational support is provided by Paul Baldasera, Strategy and Democracy Officer at South Tyneside Council.

Cleaner Greener Communities Board members

  • Andrew Watts - (Chair) Executive Director, Groundwork South and North Tyneside
  • Cllr Tracey Dixon - (Vice Chair) Deputy Leader, STC
  • Cllr Joan Atkinson - Lead Member, Area Management an Community Safety
  • Cllr Mark Walsh - Lead Member, Housing and Transport
  • Cllr Nancy Maxwell - Lead Member, Voluntary Sector Co-operatives and Partnerships
  • Cllr Moira Smith - Lead Member, Children, Young People and Families
  • Paul Baldasera - Strategy and Democracy Officer, STC
  • Ch Supt Barrie Joisce - South Tyneside Area Commander, Northumbria Police
  • Steve Burdis - South Tyneside District Manager, Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service
  • George Mansbridge - Corporate Director, Regeneration and Environment, STC
  • Hayley Johnson - Corporate Lead, Strategy and Performance, STC
  • Andrew Whittaker - Corporate Lead, Area Management, STC
  • Gary Kirsop - Director of Asset and Property Services, South Tyneside Homes
  • Tom Hall - Director of Public Health, STC
  • Jason Crews - Head of Asset and Property Services, South Tyneside Homes
  • Debbie Carr - Business Manager, Inspire South Tyneside
  • Hazel Cuthbertson - Service Manager, Early Help, STC
  • Steven Carter - Senior Public Health Advanced Practitioner, STC
  • Stuart Wright - Senior Development Services Manager, STC