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This list details the people involved in the CFNE project Governance Including: Advisory Board & Steering Group.

Paul Lancaster

Steering Group Member

Award-winning ‘SuperConnector’, published author, content marketing & social media expert.

Ed Vaizey

Chairman, Creative Fuse North East Advisory Board

“The growth of the Creative, Digital and IT sector is absolutely vital for the economy. However, as many of these businesses are small ...

Giselle Stewart OBE

Board Member, Creative Fuse North East

As Director of UK Corporate Affairs for Ubisoft, I am primarily focused on ensuring the optimal environment for games development to flourish in the UK, as well as loo...

Jim Mawdsley

Board Member, Creative Fuse North East

As CEO of Generator, Jim Mawdsley oversees the agency’s work to build and strengthen regional music and creative digital businesses.Jim is currently an active board ...

Herb Kim

Board Member, Creative Fuse North East

Originally from Brooklyn, NY, Herb is best known as Founder of the long-running Thinking Digital Conference. The 8th Annual Thinking Digital Conference takes place in...

Phil Jones

Board Member, Creative Fuse North East

Phil Jones is currently Managing Director of Wired Sussex. In this capacity he advises a wide number of digital media companies and oversees the agency’s various pro...

Darren Jobling

Board Member, Creative Fuse North East

As COO of Eutechnyx, Darren Jobling helped build one of the world’s largest independent developers, specialising in racing and driving games.

He established Z...

Lorraine Heggessey

Board Member, Creative Fuse North East

Lorraine Heggessey was the first ever female BBC One controller and is now a lauded keynote speaker, media consultant, and television producer.

Successful and ...

Arwen Duddington

Board Member, Creative Fuse North East


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Laura Dyer

Laura leads the delivery of the Arts Council’s second strategic goal: that everyone has the opportunity to experience and to be inspired by the arts, museums and lib...

David Dunn

Board Member, Creative Fuse North East

David is the current CEO of Sunderland Software City, a nationally recognised technology sector support body.

Prior to this regionally important role David held...

David Docherty

Board Member, Creative Fuse North East

David Docherty is Chief Executive of the National Centre for Universities and Business, and Chairman of the Digital Television Group, the industry body for digital tel...

Frank Boyd

Board Member, Creative Fuse North East

Frank Boyd is Director of the Knowledge Transfer Network leading its programmes in the Creative Industries, the Digital Economy and Design....

Eric Cross

Principal Investigator

I’m particularly interested in the relationship between universities and the creative, cultural and digital sector in the North East around the model of the civic un...

Jason Legget

Project Director CFNE

I’m passionate about the concept of Fusion within businesses because I have seen it directly impact not only on productivity, innovation and the bottom line, but mor...