Pam Walker MBE
Pam has worked in Juvenile Justice for 15 years, developing and providing alternatives to custody for young offenders. She is a past member of the Northumbria Probation Board and of the Northumberland Safeguarding Advisory Board. She has BAs from Leicester and Durham Universities and an MA from the University of Northumbria. She is a Licensed Lay Minister in the Church of England and Safeguarding Officer for her Parish.
Roger lives in Newcastle after a working life in the City of London. He founded and ran for two decades Hardman & Co, one of the country's leading independent financial research organisations. Previously he was head of environmental and smaller company research at HSBC James Capel, at the time Britain's largest firm of stockbrokers. He also spent many years as a financial journalist, with The Sunday Times, The Scottish Sunday Standard and The Times among others.
He is married with two daughters and four grandchildren.
Harry Chrisp is a Partner at Gibson & Co Solicitors in Hexham and Newcastle specialising in Property Law. Harry is on the Committee of the Newcastle Law Society and chairs the North Eastern Branch of the Agricultural Law Association of which he is a Fellow. Following an Honours Degree in Archaeology from Edinburgh University Harry served in both the Regular and the Territorial Army and then spent over 20 years as an arable farmer. Harry is to be appointed as Under Sheriff for Northumberland and Berwick upon Tweed in the next Shrieval year.
Angus is a PhD student at Newcastle University. His PhD thesis explores Apprenticeships and Undergraduate Degrees from the perspectives of young people from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds. Starting work as an Apprentice Teaching Assistant at his local primary school, Angus went on to study at Newcastle University where he gained a 1st Class Honours Degree in Sociology and Master’s Degree in Sociology and Social Research. Now in the 3rd year of his PhD, he also works as a Teaching Assistant at the University, leading Undergraduate seminars on; education, social inequality and research methods.
Katharine is an Asset Services Manager for Action for Children. She is a qualified Estates Surveyor with a broad range of experience in all aspects of rural/general practice estate and strategic asset management. Previously working as Regional Estates Surveyor with English Heritage, Newcastle.
Brigadier Peter Taylor OBE served in the Royal Marines for over 30 years completing multiple operational tours of duty in Northern Ireland, Iraq and Afghanistan. Later in his military career he was the Defence Attaché in Oman for 3 years before assisting the Cabinet Office with Brexit planning. Peter joined the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs as a Senior Civil Servant to assist with their Brexit planning in 2019. In 2020 he accepted the Grenfell Tower Programme Director appointment within the Department for Housing Communities and Local Government. Peter lives in Northumberland and is married with adult daughters.