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The SELEP Secretariat Team


Helen Russell

Chief Executive Officer

Helen Russell is the Chief Executive Officer of the South East LEP and leads our overall strategy, managing the relationship with Board members, businesses and the Government and taking overall responsibility for delivery, performance, finances and governance and accountability. Helen has prior experience in education, skills and economic development, senior leadership positions within further and higher education as well as managing her own business in the South East, in her role as Director of Wharf Professional Ltd.

For information regarding the CEO’s delegated responsibilities relating to funding, please see the “Open and Transparent” page under the “Good Governance” menu item..

Keri Lawrence

Governance Officer

Sharon Spicer

Strategy and Intelligence Manager (job share)

Louise Aitken

Skills Lead

Zoe Gordon

Business Engagement and Comms Manager

Jo Simmons

Business Development Manager

Helen Dyer

Capital Programme Manager

Alex Riley

Sector Engagement Lead

Aidan Lee

Data Analyst

Amy Ferraro (currently Maternity leave)

Governance Officer

Leslie Rickerby

Capital Programme Officer

Howard Davies

Capital Programme Officer

Vivien Prigg

Business Operations Assistant