Sarah Stewart

Sarah is Chief Executive of NewcastleGateshead Initiative (NGI). In addition to being the local tourism and inward investment agency, NGI plays a leading role in bidding for and delivering major sporting and cultural events; recent successes include securing The Great Exhibition of the North in 2018 and the World Transplant Games in 2019. Sarah is on the board of VisitEngland and Arts Council North and was awarded an OBE in 2016 for services to the economy of North East England.