Staff, Trustees & Volunteers

Our Staff

Guy Moody

Centre Director

Centre director with a background in managing historic sites and the teams that care for them

Alan Blair

Site Supervisor

Site supervisor and café manager with 25 years of experience in heritage and hospitality

Manja Jereb

Volunteer Co-Ordinator

Site supervisor and volunteer co-ordinator, a former volunteer herself

Mel Rigg

Keyholder & Duty Manager

Keyholder and former volunteer Mel also manages relationships with the multiple local artists who supply our shop

Jane Seal

Cafe Staff

Café staff and former volunteer at Old Low Light

Susan Myers

Office Administrator

Office administrator with years of office management experience Susan keeps The Net’s paperwork collated in a pocket sized office

Our Trustees

Linda Kay

Chair of the Trustees, Linda is a graphic designer and one of the founding trustees of Old Low Light

Nina Brown


Retired North Shields primary school headteacher and one of the founding trustees of the Old Low Light

David Hodgson MBE


Local accountant, director of North Shields Fish Quay Company and president of YMCA North Tyneside

Rachel Chapman

Retired public sector communications specialist

Stuart Barlow

Retired architect

John Nolan

Self-employed archaeologist with professional experience of working in the Old Low Light area

Bill Tavernor

Retired architect / lecturer at Newcastle University

Sarah Tempest

Co-founder and strategic director of Altogether, a Newcastle design company

Our Volunteers

We rely on our volunteers who provide selfless support in many ways, including welcoming guests into the centre, serving in the café and acting as gallery guides. Some deliver walks, talks, make videos and write leaflets and books about the story of North Shields, as well as researching and curating our exhibitions.

For people wishing to become a volunteer, we can offer flexibility around time commitment and duties. We aim to make sure that opportunities inspire and benefit those taking part, as much as providing benefit to the Old Low Light.

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