Leadership Team and Governance

Children North East is a Registered Charity No 222041 founded in 1891 as The Poor Children's Holiday Association (PCHA). We are a Company Limited by Guarantee - Reg No 90288, England.


  • Tim Healy


  • Dr Hazel Jones-Lee
  • Debbie McCordall
  • Gemma Lockyer
  • Darrin Cutting
  • Ian Railton (Interim Chair)
  • Matthew Flinders

Leadership Team:

     Jeremy Cripps - Chief Executive & Company Secretary

     Sylvia Copley - Operations Director

     Leigh Elliott - Support Services Director