Jon Carling

Chief Executive Officer

Jon Carling is the Chief Executive Officer of Catalyst Stockton-on-Tees. He has led the organisation since 2020 and is responsible for implementing the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) Strategy, which aims to ensure that the sector becomes stronger and more influential in the development of public policy as well as playing a full role in the delivery of VCSE services in the Borough.

Jon is a local resident, he has previously worked in Durham, Middlesbrough and across the North East in the public sector, and a few years back he spent three years as Chief Executive of a voluntary sector infrastructure organisation in North Yorkshire. Jon fully understands how important the voluntary and community sector is in Stockton.

To develop a strong sector, Jon understands that we need to have a really good, detailed understanding of the issues Stockton faces, as a whole and for each community. He wants Catalyst to bring together people from all sectors and to use that intelligence to develop projects to address those needs.

Jon has been inspired by the resilience and passion from the VCSE sector in Stockton and sees Catalyst as a voice for the sector, and as an enabler, helping local VCSE organisations to do the work that they do.