Vice-chair Graham Soult outside Durham Cathedral

Directors of Durham Business Group

Durham Business Group currently has six non-executive directors who oversee the focus and direction of the organisation, and help provide the expertise needed to run the business successfully.

Directors are elected for a three-year term, and a third of the board retire each year at the AGM. If they’re particularly good we try and twist their arms to stand again for re-election! Between AGMs, individuals may be co-opted on to the board to provide additional expertise, but they are required to stand for election at the next AGM should their presence be needed longer term.

The current board members are:

  • Bryan Hoare (Chairman) –
  • Graham Soult (Vice Chairman) –
  • Richard Carter – Peacock Carter Ltd
  • Sophia Stovall – Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums.
  • George Fryer – Harlands Accountants
  • Gary McLafferty – The North of England Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association