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Our team


Colin Shevills


His knowledge, experience, passion and communication expertise really allow Colin to lead from the front - driving home the message that alcohol is damaging our region and calling for changes which will make a positive impact on the health and wealth of the region. A former communications consultant, he has extensive experience working in the field of public health. He previously helped to develop the brand for Fresh, Smoke Free North East and was instrumental in the successful launch of the office. He has worked at Balance since it was launched in 2009 and he has been instrumental in the growth and development of the organisation.


Susan Taylor

Partnerships Manager

Sue has a key role in our work with partners and stakeholders and brings vast experience to the organisation. She is responsible for highlighting evidence-based practice and promoting a co-ordinated response to the problems associated with alcohol misuse. Prior to her appointment, she worked in a variety of strategic and policy roles for the Home Office and Ministry of Justice, developing significant experience of the crime and health agendas and managing a range of alcohol, drug and health-related projects.


Allyson Peele

Administrative Assistant

Allyson joined the Balance team in April 2009 and brings with her a wealth of administrative experience, having worked in the public sector, most recently as an Administrator for the VTS.