Team East Sussex

Team East Sussex (TES) is the local federated board for the South East Local Enterprise Partnership (SELEP).

Membership of Team East Sussex is made up of business, local authority, social enterprise and education representatives from across the county. TES also has six seats on the SELEP Strategic Board.

TES membership

The Team East Sussex Board is currently made up of the following 16 people (those highlighted in bold are the six SELEP Strategic Board reps):

Business Members:

  • Ana Christie
  • Christina Ewbank
  • Clive Soper
  • David Sheppard
  • Graham Peters (CHAIR)
  • Martin Ellis
  • Penny Shimmin*
  • Stewart Drew

Local Authority Members:

  • Cllr Bob Standley
  • Cllr David Tutt
  • Cllr Doug Oliver
  • Cllr Keith Glazier
  • Cllr Peter Chowney
  • Cllr Zoe Nicholson

Further & Higher Education Members:

  • Dan Shelley
  • Susan Baxter

*Penny Shimmin also has a seat on the SELEP Strategic Board as the SELEP member for Social Enterprises (rather than representing TES)

TES meetings

Team East Sussex meets quarterly for TES Board meetings, but also schedules additional ‘workshops’ to discuss specific topics of interest. You can view the full meeting schedule along with meeting papers and minutes on the following page:

TES terms of reference

The current version of the TES Terms of Reference was updated in June 2018 following a refresh of the SELEP Assurance Framework.

TES conflicts of interests

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

Additional TES documents

SELEP has a number of policies that TES adheres to, as follows:

  • Code of conduct for LEP board members
  • Confidential reporting of complaints policy
  • Register of interests policy
  • Subsistence and hospitality policy
  • Whistleblowing policy

All of the above are available to view on the following page of the SELEP website:

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 Economic Development team at East Sussex County Council acts as Secretariat to Team East Sussex; email the team on