Patrick Melia, trustee

Chief Executive, Sunderland Council

Patrick is the Chief Executive of Sunderland Council, working with the borough's Elected Mayor. He joined in 2018, having previously been Chief Executive at North Tyneside Council and, before that, a corporate director at South Tyneside Council. His career began in local government finance and he has a CIPFA qualification and an MBA from Durham University Business School. He currently chairs the North East Combined Authority (NECA) Chief Executive’s Group.

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