The North East Leadership Group is a group of like-minded men &
women who are keen to help create the next generation of young
The North East region launched a Leadership Group in February
2012. It was developed by Chairman of The Development Committee
John Wall to help build sustained funding streams for Trust
programmes and to help move young people into employment. Last year
in the North East alone the Trust supported almost 4,000 young
It is a prestigious and innovative group led by Chairman
Professor Roy Sandbach. Roy is 2013/14 David Goldman visiting
Professor of Innovation and Enterprise at Newcastle
University. He was with Procter & Gamble until 2012, leading
global innovation programmes, most recently in emerging economies.
He leads innovation strategy development for the NE LEP and is a
passionate advocate for science and education, supporting the
Centre for Life, sitting on the Industry Council of the Royal
Society of Chemistry and with a board position at NCFE, the
national vocational awarding body.
Primarily a networking and fundraising group, the focus is on
providing support and developing opportunities for disadvantaged
young people in the region. Common threads hold the group together
- to help change young lives, to seek personal and
professional enhancement and to enjoy the infinite value of giving
something back to the region’s communities, economy and future.
Find out more about the benefits of
membership and how you can make a difference.
Previous North East Leadership Group Events
Members attend unique, exclusive events attended by world class
speakers. Recent speakers have included:
- Sir Charles Dunstone, founder of Carphone Warehouse and Talk
Talk speaking at The Aston Workshop at Beamish.
- Sir Ian Gibson, founder Director of Nissan in Sunderland,
speaking after a visit to the production line.
- National broadcaster Jeremy Vine, speaking at Auckland Castle
amongst the Zurbaran Collection.
- James Timpson, CEO of the Timpson Group at The Moot Hall
Victorian courtroom, discussing the importance of his workforce, of
which 10% are ex- offenders.
For more information about the NELG, email Sarah Clark, or call