John McCabe

Board member and Skills Advisory Panel member

In 2013 John McCabe founded the strategic communications agency Fusion, subsequently growing and diversifying the business while creating new jobs.

Prior to setting up his own business, John held senior positions with some of the North East’s largest organisations. From 2002 until 2013 John was corporate affairs director and later, regional economic development director at Rio Tinto Alcan. There, he was responsible for the company’s relationships and engagement across the British, Scottish and Welsh governments and the institutions of the European Union. He participated in numerous international trade bodies, government working groups and think tanks, specialising in industrial and energy policy.

John is past president of the North East England Chamber of Commerce, a development committee member at The Prince’s Trust and is a trustee of Millfield House Foundation, the charity that works with strategic partners to fund policy development aimed at reducing poverty and inequality in the region. As well as being a private sector board member John sits on the North East LEP’s skills advisory panel.

You can read John’s Register of Interests here.