Our Members are:

  • Andrea Cunningham, Metal
  • Thea Behman, Agency for Creative Production
  • Ian Anderson, Iceni Projects
  • Matt Johnson, Palmers Solicitors
  • Phil Briscoe, SEC Newgate Ltd
  • Perry Glading, Glading Consultancy
  • Mark Curle, Mime Consultancy
  • Geoff Pearce, Criterion Capital
  • John Upton, London Southend Airport
  • David O'Connell, DBD Communications
  • Chris Lines, Leonardo
  • Murray Foster, Southend Business Partnership (Co-opted)
  • David Barnes, Basildon Business Group (Co-opted)
  • Denise Brown, South Essex College
  • Rob Singh, University of Essex
  • Cllr Dave Blackwell, Castle Point Borough Council
  • Cllr Stephen George, Southend-on-Sea City Council
  • Cllr Lesley Wagland, Essex County Council
  • Cllr Mark Coxshall, Thurrock Council
  • Cllr Simon Wootton, Rochford District Council
  • Cllr Antony Hedley, Basildon Council
  • Cllr Chris Hossack, Brentwood Council

Our Meetings

Opportunity South Essex meets quarterly for Board meetings, You can view the full meeting schedule along with meeting papers and minutes here:

Future Meeting Dates

Past Meeting Minutes

You can also view all of the papers for SELEP Strategic and Accountability Board meetings, as well as SELEP’s Forward Plan of upcoming key decisions, on the following page of the SELEP website.


The current version of the OSE Terms of Reference was updated in November 2019 following a refresh of the SELEP Assurance Framework.

As a Federated Board of SELEP, we have adopted SELEP Policies which can be found on the Our Policies page of the SELEP website.

To ensure compliance with the SELEP Conflicts of Interest Policy, each member of the OSE Board is required to complete a Declaration of Interest form. Copies of these forms are available to view via the SELEP website.