Meet The Team

The Management Board

The work of MEC is overseen is by a management board chaired by Councillor Julia Rostron and made up of Trustees from the public, private, voluntary and community sectors. The Board meets four times a year and contributes to the organisation’s annual business plan, as well as scrutinising MEC’s project programme and finances.


The Director, Projects Manager and Partnership Liaison Officer are Middlesbrough Council employees seconded in to manage the Charity whilst the rest of the team are employed directly by MEC to lead and support projects.

Brian Simpson – Director
Diane Hatfield – Finance and Admin. Manager
Jonathan Wright – Senior Projects Manager
Margaret Tonkin – Partnership Liaison Officer

Dave Rooks
– Active Travel Team Leader / Bikeability
Rachael Proud – Active Travel Team Leader / Pedestrian Training
Dan Gill – Active Travel Trainer
Julie Brown – Active Travel Trainer
Rebecca Robson – Active Travel Trainer

Maria Jowers – Cycle Centre Receptionist

Sarah Lattaway – CommUNITY Actions Co-ordinator
Mike O’ Reilly – Climate Action Middlesbrough Co-Ordinator
David Scriven – Climate Action Middlesbrough Assistant
Connor Mullan – Sustainable Living Trainer
Lesley Lowe – Sustainable Living Trainer
Kim Baines – Sustainable Living Trainer
Jayne Robinson – Sustainable Living Trainer
Carolyn Hill – Sustainable Living Trainer
Janet Hodgson – Sustainable Living Trainer
Lisa Harris – Eco Shop Co-ordinator
Sandra Hickey – Healthy Cooking Assistant

Matt Blackburn – Affordable Warmth Team Leader
Kerry Samuel
– Affordable Warmth Advisor
Christine Fearon – Affordable Warmth Advisor

Joe Dunne – Food Partnership Manager

James Stubbs – One Planet Pioneers Project Officer
Emma Phillips – One Planet Pioneers Project Officer
Charlotte Drury – One Planet Pioneers Project Officer

Casper Scallen – Green Shoots Project Officer
Jade Harley – Green Shoots Project Assistant
Nicky Morgan
– Outdoor Activity Officer / Forest Schools Officer

Philip Russell – Social Media Administrator