We represent the views of most local authorities across the South East region

About us

South East Councils (SEC) was established in April 2009 to represent the views of local authorities in the South East region.

With most local authorities as our members, SEC aims to work in partnership to make the region a great place to live, work and do business.

We endeavour to promote and maintain the South East’s position as a leading global economy, seek fair funding for the South East region, and monitor and highlight the economic pulse of the South East.

People having a meeting around large table | Meetings - South East Councils

SEC aims to provide a unified democratic voice on South East interests – each member council nominates a senior councillor to SEC, with elected representatives actively assisting SEC in making the case on our priority issues to, and through, Government, Parliament, Industry, and the media.

SEC is an associate member of the Local Government Association (LGA).

Meet the team

SEC team

Sean McKee


Harry Cavill SEC

Harry Cavill

Policy Manager

Sam Holgate

Communications Advisor

Lily Day SEC

Lily Day

Communications Advisor

Lucy Sheppard

Finance Manager

SESPM unit

Roy Millard

Head of Partnership

Susan Fawcus

Resettlement Specialist

Rachael Coker

Research and Data Officer

Katie Trussell, SESPM Staff, Principal Social Worker for Migrant Children Programmes

Katie Thrussell

Principal Social Worker for Migrant Children Programmes


Nick Scott Flynn

Consultant Support