Chair of the Board
Director - Sales Shared Services
BT Global Services
She was previously a manager at John Lewis in Newcastle where she was responsible for turnover in excess of £9.5 million. From being a decorated detective in the Metropolitan Police Force to running her own restaurant in Oxford, Caroline brings a wide range of experience and skills to the PNE Board, including commercial nous and an aptitude for questioning the status quo. She recently obtained a degree in Psychology and is a blackbelt shopper.
Regulation & Scientific Services Director
Northumbrian Water Limited
Dr Dawn Cranswick
Chief Executive Officer
Dawn received the 'Building a Better Working World' award at the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards in 2017 and was shortlisted for EY Entrepreneur of the Year in 2012.
Away from work Dawn reads ‘improving literature’ whilst waiting for the next Charles Cumming or Christopher Brookmyre paperbacks to come out.
PNE Group Development Director
She has a Masters in Business Administration, BA Hons in Further Education, Level 7 Certificate in Executive Coaching and Mentoring and is a Qualified Assessor and Verifier. Outside of work she makes the most of time with family and friends.
International Operations Director
Shell LiveWIRE International
Karen acts as a mentor for Welsh Government programmes, especially Women into Public Life and also as Board Member for a range of organisations in Public and non-Public sectors.
Head of Digital
A self-confessed gadget geek and former international runner, Gary has a keen interest in athletics and can regularly be seen plodding the streets of Tyneside.
David has implemented large change programmes for multiple clients and has worked with the Royal Bank of Scotland on their social impact programmes. He currently oversees Business Development, Communications and Project Management for the Group.
In his spare time, David likes to read and occasionally undertake practical research into the field of oenology.
She has received the Natwest National Unsung Hero Award and the If We Can You Can’s Supporter of the Year Award.
North East Workspace Manager
North East Workspace
Away from work she likes going to the gym and walking her dog.
Project Manager (Shell LiveWIRE UK)
Spending time with her nephew occupies some of Emily’s free time, as does cooking, baking and browsing social media for the latest trends in home décor.
Lee has mentored several local award-winning businesses and won the client-nominated ‘If We Can You Can Challenge Supporter of the Year’ Award.
Away from work, Lee enjoys spending time with his family, listening to music, reading, and supporting his local football team.
Beyond the office she is passionate about writing, alphabetising her record collection and brunch.