John Marshall, Non-Executive Director
John joined the Trust on 1 November 2017, having spent his legal career at Dickinson Dees LLP and latterly Bond Dickinson LLP from 1989-2016. A Disputes Resolution Partner, he was elected Senior Partner in 2010 and was responsible for managing partnership issues, promoting the firm externally and shaping and delivering the firm’s future strategy with the Managing Partner. He was a key member of the team that negotiated a transformational merger in 2012 and latterly was Vice Chairman of the new firm.
As well as consultancy work, John is now Non- Executive Director and Chair of Newcastle Gateshead Initiative, a public/private partnership whose role is to deliver economic growth and promote the area as a great place to visit, and to live, learn, work and invest.
John also holds a number of other senior non-executive roles. He is Chair of Trustees of Newcastle United Foundation, Chair of the Regional Development Committee of the Prince’s Trust and will also shortly join the Board of North East England Chamber of Commerce. He also sits on the international Advisory Board of Newcastle University Business School, is a Tutor at St Chad’s College, Durham University and a School Governor at Northumberland Church of England Academy in Ashington.
John is a member of our Finance and Workforce Committees, as well as acting as Board lead on procurement and sustainability.