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Board Members


Chair David W Bavaird local Businessman, Chair North Shields Chamber of Trade and Commerce
Secretary Nina Brown retired North Shields Primary School Headteacher
Treasurer David Hodgson local Accountant
Stuart Barlow semi retired professional
Linda Kay local, semi retired Graphic Designer
Mike Halsey former Senior Officer North Tyneside Council with legal background
John Nolan self-employed Archaeologist (Northern Counties Archaeological Services)with professional experience working in the Low Lights area
Bill Tavernor Architect, semi retired lecturer Newcastle University
Sarah Tempest Creative Director with Sumo Design Company in Newcastle
David Young Recently retired Senior Procurement Manager


Meet the Staff

Guy Moody – Centre Director

Guy has a background in museum operations. He managed English Heritage’s Hadrian’s Wall group, before joining our team in August 2016. Guy also was responsible for generating commercial revenue at the museum which included; venue hire, hospitality and events hire.

Alan Blair – Site Supervisor

Alan worked at the Custom’s House in South Shields for 20 years, before crossing the Tyne and joining the Old Low Light in the summer of 2016. Alan has extensive experience in hospitality management and catering.