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Non-Executive Profile

Professor Alan Richardson


Professor Alan Richardson was appointed as chairman in January 2016, officially taking up the post in March.

A chartered engineer by background, Alan has a wealth of experience running large and successful organisations. He has served on several boards, most notably Scottish Power Plc, Reyrolle Ltd and Glasgow Development Agency.

Before returning to the North East in 2015, Alan served as Chair of Coventry University for six years.

Alan Richardson