Andrew Carlton

Vice Chair and Chair of Audit and Risk Committee (AandR)

Andrew is a 34-year-old Dad of two boys living in Houghton-le-Spring with his fiancée. When he’s not working hard he likes to take time out to experience the great outdoors and keenly follow our local football teams.

He has worked in the social housing sector since 2008 and qualified with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants in 2013. He joined North Star Housing Group in 2018 as Head of Finance and was part of the team that consolidated North Star’s Group structure and refinanced their loan book in 2020.

During 2017 he undertook a secondment in the Charitable sector with the registered charity of Sunderland Football Club, the Foundation of Light as Head of Finance. During an exciting time, the charity restructured and delivered key projects to absorb the pressures of funding challenges.

Andrew also has experience in Financial Reporting, Treasury Management, Business Planning, Risk Management, Governance and Procurement.

He is keen to be part of an organisation that has a demonstrable positive impact in our region, supporting communities and improving the lives of people who live in the Tees Valley.

“Catalyst is an organisation that enables capacity in the VCSE sector and I wanted to use my skills and experience to further enhance this capacity.”