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.

Mark Fishpool – Director
Brian Simpson – Senior Projects Manager
Louise Willans – Partnership Liaison Officer

Rachael Proud – Administration, Data and Project Officer
Ann Dunn – Finance Administrator

Mike O’Reilly – Active Travel Coordinator
Margaret Tonkin – Active Travel Administrator
Dave Rooks – Active Travel Trainer
Robert Cambell – Active Travel Trainer
Daniel Gill – Active Travel Trainer
James Stubbs – Active Travel Trainer
Brandon Tempest – Active Travel Trainer
Kimberley Gooding – Cycle Centre/Shopmobility Receptionist

Catherine Howell – Community Enabler – One Planet Middlesbrough
Dewi Howell – Community Enabler – One Planet Middlesbrough
Mitchell Hope – IT Support Assistant – One Planet Middlesbrough

David Scriven – Horticulture Training Coordinator
Robert Tate – Horticulture Apprentice Supervisor

Valerie Lambert  – Health Projects Manager: BME T2D Prevention Programme
Melanie Greenwood – Health Projects Lead
Amanda Martin – Affordable Warmth Officer
Joe Dunne – Food Partnership Manager
Lauren Perkin – Sugar Smart Officer
Phillip Tate – Projects Officer

Victoria Mudakureva – Sustainable Living Trainer
Jayne Robinson – Sustainable Living Trainer
Carolyn Hill – Sustainable Living Trainer
Lesley Lowe Healthy Cooking Project Coordinators
Kim Baines – Healthy Cooking Project Coordinators
Sandra Hickey – Healthy Cooking Assistant
Chloe Gill – Administration Apprentice


Casper Scallen – One Planet Pioneer Project Officer
Nicky Morgan – One Planet Pioneer Project Officer
Elliot Dury-Crockett – One Planet Pioneer Apprentice
Daniel Gair – One Planet Pioneer Apprentice

Upcoming Events

12:30 pm One 2 One Energy Advice Session @ Grove Hill Community Hub
One 2 One Energy Advice Session @ Grove Hill Community Hub
Dec 13 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Advice session with an energy advisor to help with any household issues with gas or electricity. Grove Hill Community Hub