Our Board Members

The Newcastle International Airport Board is comprised of representatives from the seven local authorities and InfraBridge.

Alice Andreasen

Alice Andreasen

Chief Sustainability and Communications Officer

Alice joined the business in 2024 as Chief Sustainability and Communications Officer. Previously holding the role of Director of PR & Communications at Parkdean Resorts, Alice has over 20 years’ communications, marketing and environmental experience and will drive forward our Net Zero 2035 roadmap.

Cllr Tracey Dixon

Cllr Tracey Dixon

Non Executive Director

Cllr Tracey Dixon is Leader of South Tyneside Council and Vice-Chair of the North East Combined Authority (NECA). She also chairs the NECA Economic Development and Digital Board and is a member of the North East Joint Transport Committee.

Graeme Ferguson

Graeme Ferguson

Non Executive Director

Graeme is Head of Airports (Europe) for InfraBridge and was previously Corporate Development Director for the Manchester Airports Group. He trained as a solicitor and was an associate of Allen & Overy LLP working on project finance initiatives across a broad spectrum of infrastructure sectors.

Mark Hunt

Mark Hunt

Chief Financial Officer

Mark Hunt joined the Airport in 2017 and is responsible for the Finance, HR, IT, Property and Business Support departments.

Most recently, Mark was UK Finance Director at Northgate PLC, a FTSE-250 Support Services PLC. Mark qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Deloitte in 2002.

Nick Jones

Nick Jones

Chief Executive Officer

Nick Jones joined the Airport in 2015 becoming Chief Executive in 2016. Before joining the Airport, Nick spent six years at private equity backed Aesica Pharmaceuticals; prior to which he spent 13 years at PwC where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant before becoming a Corporate Finance Director.

Cllr Nick Kemp

Cllr Nick Kemp

Non Executive Director

Cllr Nick Kemp is the Leader of Newcastle City Council where he leads his Cabinet to address the city’s most important priorities, including the cost-of-living crisis and achieving Net Zero carbon emission. He is also a cabinet member of the North of Tyne Combined Authority.

Richard Knight

Richard Knight

Chief Operating Officer

Richard joined the Airport in 2012 and is Chief Operating Officer. He is responsible for aviation development, commercial activities and operations.

Richard spent 27 years in the RAF flying the Tornado F3. He was deployed across the globe before finishing his flying career in the Falkland Islands.

Cllr Graeme Miller

Cllr Graeme Miller

Non Executive Director

Cllr Miller became Leader of Sunderland City Council in 2018, and is leading the transformational regeneration of Sunderland to create opportunities for all. He is also Chair of the North East Combined Authority and the Association of North East Councils.

David Rees

David Rees

Non Executive Director

David represents InfraBridge and has over 35 years of experience in infrastructure businesses. He has been a senior board member of many portfolio operating companies including Angel Trains, Alpha Trains, Wales & West Gas Network, Thames Water and London Luton Airport.