About NSCNSCL Board

The Newcastle Science City Board Team bring together a range of expertise from across our core partner organisations; One North East, Newcastle City Council and Newcastle University.


Paul Walker, Chairman (Chief Executive, The Sage Group plc)

Paul joined Sage as company accountant in 1984 having previously trained as a chartered accountant with Arthur Young. He was appointed Finance Director in 1987 and became Chief Executive in 1994. In May 2002, Paul was appointed to the Board of Diageo plc as a Non-executive Director.

He sees Newcastle Science City as critical in mobilising the necessary resources and investment to create a critical mass of activity with the aim of transforming the scientific, business and skills base of the North East.

Dr Peter Arnold, Chief Executive, Newcastle Science City 

Alan Clarke, Chief Executive, One North East


Professor Chris Brink, Vice Chancellor, Newcastle University

Professor Nick Wright, Pro Vice Chancellor, Research and Innovation, Newcastle University

John Shipley, Leader of the Council, Newcastle City Council

Graham Thrower, Board Member, One North East

Barry Rowland, Chief Executive, Newcastle City Council

Phil Pattison, Finance Director and Company Secretary, Newcastle Science City