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About the Trust

Alan Clarke

Non Executive Director/Senior Independent Director

Alan Clarke

Mr Clarke has had a long career in local government, working for South Tyneside and Newcastle City Councils before becoming Assistant Chief Executive at Sunderland City Council in 1995 and Chief Executive of Northumberland County Council in 2000.  Alan was Chief Executive of One Northeast from 2003 to 2012 and was awarded a CBE in 2011 for services to regeneration in the North East.

 

Alan has been a resident of South Tyneside all of his professional life since moving to the region in 1977 from his home city of Liverpool. He has had a long career in local government, working for South Tyneside and Newcastle City Councils before becoming Assistant Chief Executive at Sunderland City Council in 1995 and Chief Executive of Northumberland County Council in 2000.
During his career his main focus has been on planning, economic development and regeneration culminating in 2003 in his appointment as Chief Executive of One NorthEast, the regional development agency for the area. He was awarded the CBE in 2011 for services to regeneration in the North East. In addition, Alan has had significant experience of managing large complex organisations and leading them through periods of substantial change and transformation.
On appointment following his recent retirement Alan said ‘ I am delighted to have been appointed to the Board of Directors as a Non-Executive Director and am looking forward to helping the Trust build on its excellent reputation, respond successfully to the major changes taking place in the health service and ensure that the provision of community health services is delivered to the highest standards possible.’

Non Executive Director