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Our leadership

The transition to a new mayoral combined authority is being led by the Leaders and Mayor of our seven local authorities. Each one has responsibility for a portfolio.

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Cllr Martin Gannon

Leader

Gateshead Council

Transport

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Cllr Nick Kemp

Leader

Newcastle City Council

Economy

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Cllr Tracey Dixon

Leader

South Tyneside Council

Education, Skills and Inclusion 

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Cllr Graeme Miller

Leader

Sunderland City Council

Finance and Investment 

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Dame Norma Redfearn DBE

Elected Mayor of

North Tyneside

Housing and Land 

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Cllr Amanda Hopgood

Leader

Durham County Council

Culture, Creative and Tourism and Sport

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Cllr Glen
Sanderson

Leader Northumberland County Council

Rural, Coastal and Environment 

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