The ESP membership includes representation from public sector organisations which serve the area, community organisations and local people, voluntary organisations and local businesses.
|Roger Abbott (East Suffolk Business Association Network)|
|Roger is chairman of the Felixstowe Chamber of Trade and Commerce. Born in South Africa, he came to England as a foreign correspondent in the 1980s, covering religious affairs, politics and the environment. Since then he worked for the National Farmers Union, the Portsmouth News and Farming Press in Ipswich, before turning Freelance in 2000.
As a journalist and public relations adviser, he has some 30 years experience internationally — variously as reporter, news editor, sub editor and editor, as well as PR adviser and website editor — covering politics, the environment, agriculture, fish farming and food production in the UK, Europe, Africa, the USA and Asia.
He is particularly keen to help the self-employed freelancers and small businesses across East Suffolk to flourish.
|Mark Bee (Waveney District Council)|
|Mark has been a member of Waveney District Council since 1998 and first became its Leader in 2004, before taking up the leadership role at Suffolk County Council in 2011.
In conjunction with Ray Herring, Mark was responsible for initiating the first local authority shared arrangement in Suffolk in 2008 and since that time the partnership between the two councils has continued to flourish and now has an almost fully integrated workforce and a significant number of aligned policies and strategies. Mark was re-elected Leader of Waveney in May 2017 and currently represents the Council on such outside bodies as the A47 Alliance, the Lowestoft Flood Risk Management Board and the Waveney Business Forum.
|He is also a member of the Local Government Association, the Suffolk Police and Crime Panel and the District Councils' Network.
Mark was ‘born and bred' in Suffolk and lives in Beccles. He is passionate about the value of working in partnership with others.
|Andrew Cassy (East Suffolk Greenprint Forum)|
|Andrew is Chair of the East Suffolk Greenprint Forum forum, Sustainability Champion and award winning Travel Plan Manager for BT Adastral Park, and founding member of the Boyton Community Group.
Since adopting Suffolk as his new home Andrew wants to lead the way communities, especially those in rural areas, can become more resilient and socially engaged whilst protecting their environment and reducing our impact on climate change.
Andrew believes that east Suffolk has its own particular challenges and opportunities to develop a truly sustainable future for those who live and visit the area if we can develop the right vision and aspiration to make that transformation.
|T-J Haworth-Culf (Suffolk Coastal District Council)|
|T-J was elected to represent Aldeburgh on Suffolk Coastal District Council in May 2011 and is now Cabinet Member for Customers, Communities and Leisure.
She is also a member of the Council's Sizewell C Task Group and Enabling Communities Task Group. In addition to the ESP, T-J also represents the Council on the Community Sports Alliance and the Places for People / Suffolk Coastal Partnership Board.
T-J is heavily involved in her local community and is a school governor at Aldeburgh Primary School and a trustee of Aldeburgh Community Centre.
|Sarsfield Donohue (Suffolk Constabulary)|
|Sarsfield joined Suffolk Constabulary in 2008, having transferred from Essex Police where he served for 17 years. Sarsfield started his career with Suffolk, in the East, based at Lowestoft.
Sarsfield has worked within a number of uniformed operational roles throughout his career, including Neighbourhood Policing, and Firearms. In his time with Suffolk Constabulary he has worked at Lowestoft, Bury St Edmunds, Police Headquarters and more recently, Ipswich.
He returned to the Eastern Area as Chief Inspector in 2017, and now as temporary Superintendent he has undertaken the role of Area Commander for the East, a role which he feels both proud, and privileged, to hold.
|Olivia Heeley (East Suffolk Youth Priority Action Group)|
|Olivia is a committed member of the East Suffolk Youth Priority Action Group, and has been working on the Youth Holiday Activities Fund project, funded by the East Suffolk Partnership, allocating £50,000 to holiday activities in East Suffolk.
She is committed to work within the community; recently being awarded the Sylvia Manly Trust Award for work within the Farlingaye area.
After finishing her GCSEs at Farlingaye High school in Woodbridge, Olivia is now in her last year of A-Level studies in the Sixth Form.
|Ray Herring - Chairman (Suffolk Coastal District Council)|
|Ray has been a member of Suffolk Coastal District Council since 1987 and Leader of the Council since 1999. He is a member of the Local Government Association General Assembly, East of England Local Government Association Leaders' Board and District Councils' Network.
He has overseen modernisation of the district council and has championed the range of partnership working that has been instrumental in the Council achieving significant financial efficiencies since 2001 while delivering better performing services to the community and record satisfaction levels.
He has also helped initiate the closer working relationship with Waveney District Council which
|has seen the two councils share a senior management team and integrate a number of services with the aim of closer working in the future. Ray is a local businessman and farmer whose family has lived and worked in the area for generations.|
|Michael Ladd (Suffolk County Council)|
|Michael is a Human Resources professional with more than 25 years experience within the private sector. He was elected to represent Southwold and Reydon on Waveney District Council in May 2011 and is now a member of the cabinet. He was elected as the Suffolk County Councillor for Kessingland and Southwold in May 2013.
After 15 years as Head of HR at Adnams, in July 2012 Michael moved to a part time role to become Health, Safety and Wellbeing advisor.
In his spare time Michael is heavily involved in the local community and has been a member of Southwold Town Council for 23 years - being elected as Town Mayor on four separate occasions.
|He is also Chairman of the Southwold Millennium Foundation, which built a new Community Hall in the Town.|
|Sadie Parker (NHS Great Yarmouth and Wavaeny Clinical Commissionsing Group)|
|Sadie has a wealth of knowledge and experience when it comes to primary care, having previously been the head of primary care at Suffolk Primary Care Trust before moving into the role of Head of Operations at NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk CCG.
Prior to becoming Director of Primary Care at NHS Great Yarmouth and Waveney Clinical Commissioning Group Sadie spent the past four years playing a crucial role at NHS Southend CCG as Associate Director of Primary Care and Engagement, developing a locality approach with local primary care services to work in a more integrated way across the whole borough and achieving support from Southend practices to move to fully delegated co-commissioning.
|Russell Rainger (Suffolk Association of Local Councils)|
Russ is a Chartered Manager with over 30 years' experience in the highly regulated nuclear power plant operation, maintenance and decommissioning fields.
In May 2017 Russ was elected to Suffolk County Council to represent the Aldeburgh and Leiston Division.
In his spare time he is involved in local community projects, including as a Trustee at the Long Shop Museum, a member of the Leiston Community Land Trust team and the Leiston Together Board. He is also a Parish Councillor in Snape.
|Pete Richardson (Community Action Suffolk)|
|Pete joined Community Action Suffolk in August 2016 after having spent four years as UK Director for Carers Trust, a charity providing infrastructure services for a network of 160 care services charities.
Originally from Liverpool, with an MBA from Leeds University Business School, Pete has lived in Suffolk for nearly 30 years.
Having a close family member with disabilities, he has experienced first hand the value of the local voluntary sector and is a passionate and committed supporter of local communities.
|Roger Wright (Snape Maltings)|
|Roger Wright CBE has been Chief Executive of Snape Maltings since 2014. Prior to this he was Controller of BBC Radio 3 and Director of BBC Proms for 17 and 7 years respectively. Roger is recognised as one of the UK's most experienced cultural leaders both nationally and internationally.
Educated at Chetham's School of Music in Manchester, and then at Royal Holloway College, Roger began his professional life in 1978 at the British Music Information Centre (BMIC), and also working as a freelance writer and broadcaster. He was appointed Senior Producer at the BBC Symphony Orchestra in 1986 before he became Artistic Administrator of The Cleveland Orchestra in 1989.
|Three years later, Roger moved to Hamburg to take the post of Vice President, Artists and Repertoire, at Deutsche Grammophon.
Roger was awarded a CBE in 2015 for services to music. He has been given honorary degrees by Royal Holloway, the University of East Anglia, the Royal College of Music, the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the Royal Northern College of Music and is a Fellow of the Radio Academy.
Roger was appointed to the Board of the Royal Opera House in September 2017.