Mr Matthew Cheesbrough
Time served engineer mainly within the Pharmaceutical industry, working at technician and engineer levels. Currently working on new product integration and process improvement projects meaning that I have to use skills, knowledge and experience to get existing equipment to run differently or design new processes to manufacture new products. Involved in meetings with all members of the Senior Leadership Team and project managing all parts of the project, including contractors, team members and financial aspects. I have mentored, worked alongside and trained new apprentices and employees, right through from interviewing through to completion of induction and apprentice qualifications. Sheppey Rugby club player for various teams and a youth coach for U7 and U8's, as well as a "guest" specialist coach for the older groups based on playing history and experiences.
Skills: Creative problem solving in an engineering and business process context, Business Process Improvement, Leadership, People Management, Communication. Good understanding of Finance/Accounts and Management Performance Information.
Mr Lee Havill
Lee is the managing director of his own thriving and growing Funeral Services business operating on the Isle of Sheppey. Lee is a passionate and driven business man with a wide variety of skills all transferable although cultivated in a specialist industry. Lee is community minded and sponsors a range of sports teams on the Island: Sheppey Rugby Club, Sheppey United Football club.
Skills: financial, marketing and PR, people management, business growth and development, health and safety, operations management, communication, leadership, succession planning
Mrs Heidi Pye
Currently Learning Support Manager at a local secondary school, I have worked in administration in schools for nearly 20 years. I line manage a team of 15 Teaching Assistants and coordinate Access Arrangements for public examinations. I am a musician (though I only play my trombone occasionally nowadays). In the past I have been in bands, choirs and also led the children’s / junior choir at church for 13 years. In my spare time I enjoy making soft furnishings, quilting, knitting, crochet and a bit of baking. 2 young grandchildren also keep me busy!
Skills: Leadership, people management, time management, communication. Good understanding of finance/accounts and school performance data
Mr Nick Pye
38 years working in the Automotive Industry. Initially in distribution but for the last 20 years as a Regional Sales Manager. My experiences are in Sales Management, Team Building and latterly in Training and Presentations. Although work takes up much of my time, my other interests are all sports and most importantly my family which includes 2 grandchildren with a 3rd on its way.
Skills: Leadership, sales, PR and marketing, people management, time management, communication. Good understanding of finance/accounts.