Town Deal Board Members

Denise McGuckin, Managing Director, Hartlepool Borough Council

Town Deal Member
Denise McGuckin

Denise has over 25 years’ experience in Local Government, all with Hartlepool Borough Council. She has had various roles include Environmental Services Manager, Neighbourhood Manager, Community Safety Partnership lead, Assistant Director for Environment and Neighbourhoods, Director for Regeneration and Neighbourhoods. Prior to this she worked in the private sector in hospitality.  

Denise attended Durham University and obtained a BSc Honours Degree in Environmental Technology and in 2008 she obtained a MBA in Public Management at Teesside University.

Denise currently is the Managing Director at Hartlepool Borough Council, additional activities/ responsibilities have included being the lead Place Director when the LEP transitioned to a Combined Authority for the Tees Valley setting up new governance arrangements and negotiating with Government on the associated Devolution deal.  Denise has also chaired the Cleveland Local Resilience Forum from 2018 – January 2021 leading on their Cleveland response for COVID19 pandemic.

Denise also leads on Adult Social Care representing 12 North East Local Authorities, and Emergency Planning and Community Safety for the 5 Tees Valley Councils.

Mother of 3, grandmother of 5 and enjoys running, walking and cycling.