Jacqui excited to take on role of Arch chief executive

Arch chief executive Jacqui Kell.
Arch chief executive Jacqui Kell.

A new chief executive has been appointed at a company that manages a £300million portfolio of commercial and residential property across Northumberland.

Arch has promoted Jacqui Kell from director of business strategy to the top role. She takes over from Peter McIntyre, who has moved on to become executive director of economy and place at Sunderland City Council.

She said: “I am proud and excited to take on the role of chief executive and lead an outstanding team to deliver economic growth and prosperity on behalf of Northumberland.”

Jacqui joined Arch in May 2013, having previously worked for 10 years at Newcastle City Council in several high profile roles.

The development company was established by Northumberland County Council in 2012. Profits from its activities are reinvested to support economic and social development across the county.

County council chief executive Steven Mason wished Jacqui great success in her new role and thanked Peter for his “significant contribution during his five years at the helm”.