MARGARET COZENS, President
DRUSILLA REDMAN: Vice President
MICHAEL DEAKIN, Chairman & Commercial Director
In 2006, Michael offered his international chartered accountancy, corporate treasury and risk consultancy career background for the role of treasurer at Leigh on Sea Competitive Musical Festival, and then “just got drawn in” by the challenges of delivering on the charity’s objective to improve education in performing arts in the local community. Moving to the vacant position of Vice Chairman in 2011, he is motivated to change the perception of Essex as an artistic wasteland, and gain national recognition for the quality of achievement shown by festival participants and teachers. Currently, he is developing the festival’s Arts Award Supporter initiative, working with local Arts Award Centres to involve more people from the Leigh on Sea community in enjoying and participating in the Arts of Music and Drama.
Michael has been married to Pamela for 49 years. They have two adult sons and one grand daughter. [My professional qualifications are BA FCA FCT FCIMC – none of them anything to do with the Arts!]
MICHAEL HEATH, Artistic Advisor
JENNY WOODFORD, Entries Secretary/Website and Facebook administration.
LESLEY COTTRELL, Assistant Entries Secretary
BARBARA WELLER, Archivist
BILLIE THORNTON, Trophies Secretary
CHRISTINE LEVY, Hospitality
LORRAINE MIGLIORINI, Strings and Piano Convenor/Prizewinners' Concert
PAUL McDOWELL, Accompanist
GILLIAN THORN, Wind and Brass Convenor
HILARY WILLIAMS, Drama Convenor
ALAN MARTIN, Auditor