Phil Moorhouse, Chair

Non-executive director and business investor

Phil Moorhouse retired as Chairman of Newcastle Building society in the summer of 2021. He has been involved in a number of businesses and organisations as non-executive director, including as chair and audit chair, and as an investor. These roles have covered sectors including financial services, healthcare, engineering and automotive. His last executive role was Managing Director UK of Northgate plc, based in the North East. Phil qualified in Newcastle as an accountant and worked across the UK and Europe, but has been based in the North East throughout his working life. As well as his involvement through the Newcastle Building Society Community Fund at the Foundation, Phil’s family set up a personal fund at the Community Foundation in memory of their daughter, Louise. Phil is also a trustee of Cumbria Theatre Trust, which runs the Theatre by the Lake in Keswick.

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