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Meet the Team: Stuart Birkett, Chair of the Board

Continuing on with our Meet the Team series, we are pleased to introduce Stuart Birkett, the Chair of our board!

Who are you, and what is your day job?

My name is Stuart Birkett, and I’m a management consultant specialising in helping media businesses after a career in the newspaper business in the North East and Scotland.


What interests you about Generator’s work and why did you want to become a board member?

I believe in my native North East and its people. I’m a strong supporter of giving everyone a chance and that everyone is good at something. Music has an incredible ability to change lives, especially young people’s lives and Generator is the catalyst that helps give aspiring musicians a leg-up. Additionally, as a media professional, I have a significant interest in digital business and managing disruption and that’s something that Generator do too!

I enjoy helping put something back into the North East by being a Generator Board member.


What are you most excited about when it comes to the future of Generator?

Generator is brilliantly positioned to help the North East recover from the post-COVID recession. But more importantly to me, Generator’s engagement with young people means that the organisation can help address the disproportionate impact the current economic conditions will have on the young.

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