Our Members are:

  • Perry Glading, Glading Consultancy (Chair)
  • Aideen Sadler, City Fibre
  • Colette Bailey, Metal
  • Lucy-Emma Harris, Pixelwork
  • Mark Curle, Henderson Curle
  • Geoff Pearce, Swan Housing
  • Glyn Jones, Southend Airport
  • Caroline Southgate, Doris Jones
  • David O'Connell, DBD Communications
  • Nicholas Smith, Cantel Ltd
  • John Rowe, Olympus Key Med
  • Chris Lines, Leonardo
  • Murray Foster, Southend Business Partnership (Co-opted)
  • David Barnes, Basildon Business Group (Co-opted)
  • Angela O’Donoghue, South Essex College
  • Rob Singh, University of Essex
  • Cllr Andrew Sheldon, Castle Point Borough Council
  • Cllr Ron Woodley, Southend on Sea Council
  • Cllr Tony Ball, Essex County Council
  • Cllr Mark Coxshall, Thurrock Council
  • Cllr Simon Wootton, Rochford District Council
  • Cllr Antony Hedley, Basildon Council
  • Cllr Chris Hossack, Brentwood Council
  • Ian Lewis, OSE Executive Director

Our Meetings

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

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.