Caroline Theobald CBE

Co-founder and chair of FIRST Face to Face Ltd

Responsible for: Events, developing networks, fundraising and supporters

I am co-founder and chair of FIRST Face to Face Ltd, the successor to Bridge Club Ltd, which I established in 2000 to connect early stage growth entrepreneurs to money, management and new markets. I am a passionate advocate of gender equality and responsible/ethical business and a founding director of The North East Initiative on Business Ethics (NIBE). I am also the chair of the Advisory Board at Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University and an associate of Teesside University Business School. International interests are covered through my role as Trustee of Newcastles of the World and honorary consul for Sweden and chair of the North East Chapter of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce.