Confirmed Judges for 2017

Stephen Adair
Partner at Broad Chare Partners

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Mauricio Armellini
Bank of England, Agent for the North East

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David Balme
Director of Business Assurance and Head of Internal Audit, University of Sunderland

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Jodie Barwick Bell
Former Chair of the North East CIOT and ATT

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Chris Blaxall
Performance Horizon Group

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Alison Charlton
Senior Controller, Finance Department, Nissan Motor Manufacturing

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Keith Charlton
Investment Executive – FW Capital

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Philip Clare
Partner, Muckle LLP

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George Clark
Retired Performance Specialist with the Audit Commission

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Deborah Collins, AAT Tyne and Wear Branch

Deborah Collins
AAT Tyne and Wear Branch

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David Coppock
North East Region Director, Department for International Trade

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Richard Dale
Executive Director of Finance, Newcastle University

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Gavin Disney-May
Chairman, MyFirmsApp

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Alan Fletcher
Chairman, Square One Law LLP

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James Kyle
Investment Director, Rathbone Investment Management

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David Langley
Chief Operating Officer, North East England Chamber of Commerce

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Stephen Lightley 
Chief Executive Officer, North East Access to Finance Limited

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Tim Mallon
Development Director, Leathers LLP

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John McGee
Finance Director, Grainger Management Ltd

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Richard Morgan
Associate Director, Nigel Wright

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Paul Newton
Employee 13 , Leaf.fm

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Robert Phillips
Partner, Bond Dickinson

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Mike Robson
Chief Finance Officer, Northumberland CCG

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Gillian Sayburn
Chair, ACCA Northern Counties Network

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Prof Richard Slack
Professor in Accounting at Durham University Business School

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David R Smith
Financial Accounting Advisory Services, Ernst & Young LLP

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Jeremy Smith
Partner, Bond Dickinson

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Fiona Standfield
Director, Witton House Associates

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Paul Varley
Director at Northern Clothing Company

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Paul Woods
Chief Finance Officer, North East Combined Authority

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