SESLI Programme Steering Group

This is the Regional Innovation and Improvement Alliance (RIIA) in the South East

Three children happily running towards the camera on a sunny countryside lane

On behalf of the 19 councils the SESLI Programme is directed by a Steering Group:

  • Sarah Hammond (DCS, Kent) chair
  • Deb Austin (DCS Brighton and Hove) vice-chair
  • Stuart Ashley (DCS, Hampshire and Isle of Wight)
  • Becky Shaw (Chief Executive, East Sussex and West Sussex) and Michael Bracey (Chief Executive, Milton Keynes)
  • Cllr Jacquie Russell (Lead Member, West Sussex County Council)
  • Alison Michalska (LGA Children’s Services Improvement Adviser)
  • William Brooks (LGA Improvement Adviser)
  • David Myers (DfE Regional Improvement Support Lead) is invited to attend these meetings.

Contact Details

Director of Children’s Services: Carolyn Fair (East Sussex)

Executive Director of Families, Children & Learning: Deb Austin (Brighton and Hove)

01273 290446

Chief Executive: Becky Shaw (East Sussex)

01273 481950

Director of Children’s Services: Stuart Ashley (Hampshire)

01962 846400

Chief Executive: Michael Bracey (Milton Keynes)

01908 691691

LGA Children’s Improvement Adviser: Alison Michalska (South East Sector-Led Improvement Programme)

07920 727626

LGA Principal Adviser – South East (Bucks, Brighton and Hove, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Kent, Medway, Milton Keynes, Oxfordshire, Portsmouth, Southampton, West Sussex): William (Will) Brooks (LGA)

Cabinet Member for Children, Young People & Learning: Cllr Jacquie Russell (West Sussex)

033 022 23695

Future meetings

  • SESLIP Steering Group

    online only

    10 June 2024
    15:30 - 17:00

  • SESLIP Steering Group

    online only

    05 December 2024
    15:30 - 17:00

Please use the contact details below to find out more.

Contact Details

For further details, please contact…

SESLI Programme Manager: Richard Tyndall (South East Sector-Led Improvement Programme)

07880 787007