and aims

Dynamo is an industry led, not for profit group set up with the core mission to ‘Grow the North East tech Economy’ through collaboration, innovation, skills. We are a voice for the sector regionally and nationally and we generate ‘noise’ to promote the region as a hotspot for IT/digital business.

With over 150 members, we are made up of IT organisations, large corporate employers in the region, consultants, technology hubs, education providers, local government and suppliers to the industry. We are an industry-led initiative focusing on growing the tech sector in the North East and we rely on the support of our region’s organisations to help us achieve regional IT growth, promote our region externally, develop skills and education, and support regional research and development.

We are passionate to see our region – and our sector – prosper.

View our Vision & Purpose statement here: Dynamo North East vision and organisation


Charlie Hoult Chair, Dynamo North East
Phil Jackman Director & Vice Chair, Dynamo North East
Andrew Besford Director & Vice Chair, Dynamo North East
Giselle Stewart Ubisoft (Dynamo Vice Chair)
Ian Brimer Global Head of Business Systems, Nomad D…
Michael Brodie Chief Executive, NHSBSA
Deni Chambers Assistant Principal, Gateshead College
Fay Cooper Senior Product Owner, Retirement, Digita…
Pete Daykin CEO and Co-Founder, Wordnerds
Michael Errington Group Sales Director, Aspire Technology …
Siobhan Fenton Associate Dean (Enterprise and Business …
John Fitzgerald Head of School of Computing, Newcastle U…
Graeme Fletcher CIO, Connect Health
Rob Gwyther Director of Operations, Saggezza
Antony Hall Partner, Mincoffs Solicitors
James Hall Experienced Digital Leader
Rob Hamilton Newcastle City Council
Ruth Harrison Managing Director, ThoughtWorks
Jen Hartley Director, Invest Newcastle
Neil Hemming SAP (Dynamo Vice Chair)
James Holmes CIO, The North of England P&I Associatio…
Alastair Irons Sunderland University
Aaron Jaffrey DWP
Graham Jordan NEICT
Cate Kalson Director, Oliver Wyman Newcastle
Angus Kidd Managing Director, CORD Consulting
Mark Larsen Accenture
Chris Latimer Sage
Neil Layfield Curriculum Leader, Newcastle College
Stuart Lynn Consultant
Rachel Murphy CEO, Difrent
Mark Norris Director of Product Engineering, Sage
Matt Oakley Capgemini
Mike O’Brien Opencast Software
Sue Ormerod Regional Director, Nigel Wright Recruitm…
Lindsay Phillips Sage
Nathanial Ray Digital Transformation Delivery Leader
Simon Roberson Consultant
Janet Ross BT
Mark Scott Recruitment Business Partner, tombola
Alison Shaw Newcastle University Business School
Amy Stabler Newcastle University Business School
Rebecca Strachan Northumbria University
Paul Swaddle NBS
Dan Sydes Principal, North East Futures UTC
Mark Thompson Director, Consulting Services, CGI
Richard Waterhouse RIBA Enterprises
Paul Watson Newcastle University
Alan Welby North East LEP


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