Ewen Weir, Newcastle City Council

Chief Executive, Newcastle City Council

Ewen Weir took up the post of Interim CEO at Newcastle City Council in August 2012. Prior to this Ewen was the Director of Adult Services a post he had been in fromOctober 2007.

A Social Worker by professional background, he has worked in the Public/ Voluntary Sector throughout his career.

Previous posts have included Assistant Director (Adult Commissioning) in the Adult and Community Service Department at Hartlepool Borough Council, Policy and Performance lead for mental health and learning disabilities at the North East Strategic Health Authority, Assistant Director of Social Services at Darlington Borough Council and with a Voluntary Sector Organisation working with the homeless.

Educated at Edinburgh and Newcastle Universities, Ewen has achieved a Masters degree in History, Postgraduate Masters in Philosophy and Social Work and a Diploma in Education.

Ewen’s main interests professionally are strategic planning and commissioning and delivery, and what makes effective leadership.

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