Meet the team

You can get in touch with the team by emailing info@urbangreennewcastle.org 

Senior Leadership Team

Carol Pyrah - CEO

Carol Pyrah
Chief Executive


Barbara Hooper
Director of Parks and Allotments

Jon Riley
Operations Director

Marian Chapman
Enterprise Director

Enterprise


Ginny Nicholson
Café Manager

Sally Vleugels
Commercial Manager

Diana Gates
Events Coordinator

Gemma Dudley
Events Coordinator

Della Hadingham
Events Manager

Operations


Richard Turner
Business Manager

Katie Ashworth
Business Administrator

Adrian Lowe
Cleaner

Amelia Hain Porter
Customer Service Assistant

Claire Cooke
Finance Assistant

Ali Brown
Marketing and Communications Manager


Dermot McGilligan
Finance Manager

Parks and Allotments


Gavin Cassidy
Allotments Officer

Hannah Gowdy
Ranger
Michael Hancock

Michael Hancock
Ranger

Vincent Jenkins
Ranger

Mike Mavin
Ranger

Graham Park
Ranger

Matt Purcell
Ranger

Emma Armstrong-Smith
Team Leader: Conservation and Recreation

Sarah Capes
Team Leader: Land and Woodland Management

Jo Ellis
Volunteer Coordinator

Malcolm McKenna
Sport and Activities Officer

Pets Corner


Hazel Bell
Pets Corner Keeper

Clare McQuade
Pets Corner Keeper

Sarah Williamson
Pets Corner Keeper

Our board of trustees

Jim Beirne MBE FRSA D.Litt (hons)
Chair 
Brian Aitken
Rob Cameron
Tricia Cresswell
Kate Culverhouse
Nigel Emmerson
Val Keen
Ella Ritchie OBE
Alan Schofield
Matt Wilton
Gina Tiller