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
Kim Forster
Executive Assistant

Enterprise


Ginny Nicholson
Café Manager

Sally Vleugels
Commercial Manager

Casarina Hocevar
Commercial Assistant

Diana Gates
Events Coordinator

Gemma Dudley
Events Coordinator

Della Hadingham
Events Manager

Ann Hedley
Fundraising Manager

Steven Legget
Programme Manager

Nik Barrera
Cultural Programme 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

Parks and Allotments


Gavin Cassidy
Allotments Officer
Robyn Caple

Robyn Caple
Community Gardener

Theodore Carpenter
Community Gardener

Jack White
Engagement Coordinator

Philip Bolam
Estate Manager

Maddie Benton
Ranger

Hannah Gowdy
Ranger
Michael Hancock

Michael Hancock
Ranger

Vincent Jenkins
Ranger

Mike Mavin
Ranger

Graham Park
Ranger

Ken Watson
Ranger

Nick Jaszynski
Strategic Development Manager

Emma Armstrong-Smith
Team Leader: Conservation and Recreation

Sarah Capes
Team Leader: Land and Woodland Management

Jo Ellis
Volunteer Coordinator

Beelines North East


Edward Chivers
Beelines North East Project Manager

Rachel Faichnie
Education Officer

Matt Purcell
Beelines Ranger

Pets Corner


Hazel Bell
Pets Corner Coordinator

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
Paul Collings
Tricia Cresswell
Kate Culverhouse
Nigel Emmerson
Val Keen
Ella Ritchie OBE
Alan Schofield
Irim Ali
Gina Tiller