Senior Staff 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


  • Christine Ball (Chair)
  • Steven Richardson
  • Jan van Wagtendonk
  • Dr Hazel Jones-Lee
  • Joseph Haigh
  • Debbie McCordall
  • Gemma Lockyer

Senior Management Team:

     Jeremy Cripps - Chief Executive & Company Secretary

     Sylvia Copley - Head of Families and Parenting

     Jackie James - Head of Children and Young People

     Leigh Elliott - Head of Central Services