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The Audit and Governance Committee’s role is to assure sound governance, effective internal control and financial management of the Combined Authority, and to ensure that Combined Authority observes high standards of conduct in public office. The Committee is made up of one member from each of the five Constituent Authorities plus two independent members, one covering advice in relation to standards matters and one to assist the Committee in the discharge of its financial functions.



Councillor Paul Crudass

Position: Darlington Borough Council

Councillor Brenda Harrison

Position: Hartlepool Borough Council

Councillor Matthew Storey

Position: Middlesbrough Council

Councillor Michael Dick

Position: Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council

Councillor Barry Woodhouse

Position: Stockton-On-Tees Borough Council

Paul Bury

Position: Independent Member – Standards

Christopher White

Position: Independent Member – Finance

Jonathan Mumby

Position: Independent Member – Finance