Chair of the Council,
Joe Docherty is Chair of Council at Durham University and is Managing Director of Bede Homes, Sedgefield. He was Chief Executive Officer of Newcastle College Group until October 2018 and previously was Deputy Chief Executive of the Home Group, Chief Executive of Tees Valley Regeneration, and was Director of Corporate Banking in Barclays PLC. Joe is a Trustee of the Esmée Fairburn Foundation, one of the UK’s largest charitable foundations. He has previously held a number of non-executive positions including as a Trustee of Arts Council England, and was Chair of the Board of Arts Council North of England. Joe is an alumni of the University of Strathclyde and Harvard Business School.