Expert trio lend hand to Forum.
Brian Jobling, Graham Robb and Alastair Waite will help guide the group which aims to inspire entrepreneurs and help those new to business by bringing them together with experienced entrepreneurs.
Chairman Nigel Mills said of the trio: "They are great ambassadors for the North East and their businesses are outstanding examples of the innovation and talent in this region." Also joining the Forum is honorary member Justin Urquhart Stewart, co-founder of Seven Investment Management, a leading markets commentator and advocate of the Forum. He joins serial entrepreneur Graham Wylie, co-founder of Newcastle software giant Sage and founder of Technology Services Group (TSG).
Brian Jobling heads Gateshead computer game developer Eutechnyx which has 180 staff and offices in China, Hong Kong and the US.
Graham Robb runs Darlington-based Recognition Marketing and Public Relations and is a leading Conservative Party activist.
Alastair Waite is director of Stockton-based IT firm Onyx Group.
The trio complete a board of 14 entrepreneurs, including co-founders Lorna Moran and Sir Peter Vardy.