NHS North of Tyne has appointed two new executive directors.

Joe Corrigan has been named as director of finance and contracting, and Ian Davison as director of informatics and project management.

Mr Corrigan was previously deputy director of finance for North Tyneside Primary Care Trust.

Mr Davison was previously associate director of information communications technology at NHS North of Tyne.

NHS North of Tyne chief executive Chris Reed said: “We’re would like to offer a warm welcome to our two new executive directors.

“They bring with them a wealth of experience from the private and public sector which will be invaluable in helping to lead our organisation in shaping the heath services for our local population.”