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In This Section

Board Members

We are pleased to introduce the Board Members who make up our Executive Committee. You can read more about each person by clicking on the relevant links.

Gordon Parkin, President

Gordon Parkin, President

Sub Committees: Finance (Chair), Organisation and Personnel, Housing and Development

About Gordon

Gordon was appointed President in November 2008, and Chairs the Finance Sub Committee. Previously Vice Chairman for 8 years. He worked at Easington Colliery from 1966 until it closed in 1993. Involved with the local NUM and Aged Miners Committees and a past member of Durham DHSS Appeals Tribunals.

Lesley Armstrong

Lesley Armstrong

Sub Committees: Finance

About Lesley

Lesley is the Clerk to Murton Parish Council and has over 25 years banking experience

Barbara Christie, CQSW

Barbara Christie, CQSW

Sub Committees: Organisation and personnel

About Barbara

Barbara has 10 years experience as a social worker for the Coal Industry Social Welfare Organisation. Previously worked 15 years for South Tyneside Social Services.

Steve Fergus, Vice-President

Steve Fergus, Vice-President

Sub Committees: Housing and Development

About Steve

Previously General Secretary of the Durham Enginemen's Association.

Ray Gibson

Ray Gibson

Sub Committees: Housing & Development, Finance, Organisation & Personnel

About Ray

Ray has over 20 years housing experience having worked within Local Authority & Social Housing.

Derek Gray

Derek Gray

Sub Committees: Housing & Development, Audit

About Derek

Derek was appointed to the Committee in November 2009 and is a resident of the Association. He served as a NUM Trade Union Secretary and as a Parish Councillor.

Sheila McIntyre

Sheila McIntyre

Sub Committees: Housing & Development

About Sheila

Sheila was appointed in 2010 and is a resident of the Association.

Una Mack

Una Mack

Sub Committees: Housing and Development

About Una

Una is currently a resident of the Association. She carries out voluntary work and was previously a dental nurse.

Cyril Smith MCIH

Cyril Smith MCIH

Sub Committees: Housing Management and Development (Vice Chair), Finance, Audit

About Cyril

Cyril is a retired member of the Chartered Institute of Housing, with 30 years local government experience.

Paul Stradling

Paul Stradling

Sub Committees:Housing and Development

About Paul

Paul is a Horden Parish, Easington District and Durham County Councillor. Previously Durham Area President for NACODS and ex magistrate

John Ball

John Ball

Sub Committees: Housing & Development

About John

John had 22 years service with easington Colliery until it's closure, when he moved onto Walkers Snacks for a further 16 years.

Paul Hewitson

Paul Hewitson

Sub Committees: Finance & Audit

About Paul

A chartered accountant by qualification, Paul has worked with public interest, housing and construction entities throughout his 14 year career. He currently leads the delivery of audit and assurance services to the housing sector for one of the region’s top accountancy firms.