Member of Board of Trustees
Born in Newcastle and educated at Heaton Grammar School, Brian Hedley graduated from Bradford University in Materials Science and Technology. He is married and lives with wife in Ponteland. Brian has two grown-up children, daughter is Primary School Teacher in and son is musician/ tutor in Newcastle
Brian is a Qualified Accountant (C.I.P.F.A.). His professional career started at Newcastle City Council Treasurer's Department in 1974. He then moved to become Finance Manager in Housing Department and then to Tynedale District Council as Chief Accountant in 1982.
In 1986, Brian joined the NHS and the Northern Regional Health Authority as Assistant Director (Financial Planning). He later moved to Northumberland Health Authority in similar role, then re-joined the Northern RHA as Acting Regional Director of Finance.
In 1992, Brian was appointed Director of Finance at South Durham Community Trust based in Darlington and in late 1993 took up post as Director of Finance at Sunderland Health Authority. Following the scrapping of Health Authorities in 2002, he moved to become Director of Finance and Contracting with the North of England NHS Workforce Development Confederation which had a shelf life of two years. Other roles included Acting Director of Finance with Selby and York Primary Care Trust and also Wakefield West PCT.
Post retirement from the NHS, Brian worked for Nomad Housing Group (now part of ISOS Group) as Housing Community Development Manager and for Newcastle City Council Strategic Housing Dept as Housing, Health and Social Care Co-ordinator until 2008.
Trustee /Hon. Treasurer for Age UK Northumberland from 2008-2014
Treasurer of REMAP Tyne Panel (Charity which provide mobility adaptations) from 2008 to date
Clerk to Matfen Parish Council from 2008-2010
Volunteer for Tynedale Citizens' Advice Bureau 2011-2012
Currrent External interests
Member of Heaton History Group Committee
Season ticket holder for Little Theatre, Gateshead, Priory Theatre, Tynemouth and People's Theatre, Newcastle
Friend of Tyneside Cinema
Treasurer of Prudhoe Golf Club Seniors' Section