Hi! I retired after working for 36 years in local government and health, and started as a social worker in 1984, working with older people, adults, and children in several roles until my last post as the Deputy Chief Executive of Southend Borough Council. From 2007, I led Housing services, Children’s services, Public Health and Culture and Community services in Southend. I received an MBE in 2020 for my leadership working with adults and children with mental health and learning disabilities. I’ve worked closely with Metal for 13 years in a number of initiatives including Village Green and Village Green Next generation and the Estuary festival. I was born in Southend and have a passion to see all of our diverse communities participate and experience high quality culture and to see Metal develop and grow. I am particularly interested in music and literature and I am now able to travel to experience other cultures in all its variety.
Our Board Simon Leftley MBE (He/Him)