About Us Our team Trustees Peter Smith Peter worked for many years in local government and the civil service, initially as a town planner/regeneration expert but latterly managing European funding programmes in the North East. In that capacity he was involved in providing support to various projects in the Ouseburn and was also a keen advocate of using funds to support the development of disadvantaged communities, including parts of east Newcastle. Following retirement from the public sector he established a consultancy, specialising in European funding and regional economic development and continues to be involved with organisations in those fields. He is very interested in industrial heritage and has published material about the River Tyne and its environs. He was a founding member and treasurer of a non-profit making baking Co-operative (Artisan Baking Community) which has close links with Ouseburn Farm. Peter feels that his experiences in the public, self-employed and third sectors will enable him to make a useful contribution to the Trust’s work and to support the continued regeneration of the Ouseburn.