• Quentin von Essen | intouch magazine

MAKING NEWCASTLE A BETTER PLACE TO LIVE | Jeff McCloy


Jeff McCloy is many things – ambitious, outspoken, generous, passionate, a little eccentric and determined to make Newcastle a better place to live.

When you take a tour around this city that is undergoing significant change and development, you can be forgiven for thinking much of it may just be a part of McCloy’s legacy.

Despite the apparent success and controversy surrounding his every move - largely created by the media, no-one can deny that McCloy has the courage of his convictions, a passion for this city that is fast coming to life and the money to make it happen. But Jeff takes none of his success for granted.

"My grandfather Francis McCloy was a builder and father to 11 children, survived the depr