Pat Ritchie

Chief Executive, Newcastle City Council

Pat Ritchie joined Newcastle City Council as its first female Chief Executive in January 2013. Since then, Pat has delivered a programme of transformational change within the organisation as well as working with local and regional partners to drive reform across public services in the city. Alongside this, Pat and her team have worked with partners across all sectors to create the conditions for sustained economic growth, cementing Newcastle’s position as a key part of the Northern Powerhouse.