Jeff Hope



Jeff joined the Board in July 2019.

A former student of Northumberland College, he gained a National Diploma in Civil engineering, Architecture and Surveying.  After which he attended the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, where he gained a Bachelor of Science (BSc Honours) Degree in Surveying and Mapping Science.

Jeff is the Head of Manufacturing at AkzoNobel Ashington.  The company sets the standard for the production of decorative paints and coatings and has a world class portfolio.  He has a proven track record in the development and implementation of business improvement strategies, driving execution and managing change effectively, resulting in the delivery of exceptional business performance through sustained culture change.

Jeff has achieved many notable successes in his field of expertise, gaining HSE recognition for his work in carbon plant, together with awards for Operational Excellence and People Commitment.

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