Geoff Hodgson

Deputy Chair

Career in Sales and Marketing for international companies including Procter and Gamble, Diageo and Coco-Cola. Sales and Marketing Director of Newcastle Breweries and in 1999 Chief Executive of Federation Brewery. Since 2004 has started and sold a number of businesses. Former Chair of The North East Tourist Board, the region’s representative on the London 2012 Nations and Regions Board and High Sheriff of Tyne and Wear for 2011-2012.