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Shona Bendix, SALC Chief Executive Officer

Experienced SALC professional (since 2005). Principal local authorities, central quasi-regulatory and advisory body, clerk and parish councillor background. Academic background includes first class law degree, CiLCA, Masters in International Business and Commercial Law, Politics degree & Diploma in Trading Standards.

Jim Friend, Deputy CEO

A former Chief Inspector in the Suffolk Constabulary with 36 years of service, who joined SALC in 2013. His work included operational duties and support functions with considerable experience of dealing with other bodies, research and training. His final years with the Constabulary were spent within the Professional Standards Department.

Laura Sampson, Admin Assistant

Experienced customer service professional and administrator. Laura joined SALC in 2007 working four days per week. She provides reception and administrative support to SALC and hence is often the first contact that councils have with SALC. She coordinates SALC's training including the annual programme and special events.

Sarah Foote, Project Officer

Sarah started work with SALC in 2014. She provides the additional support needed to respond to the growing number of member services. An experienced clerk and SALC trainer, Sarah brings with her a breadth of knowledge and flexibility. Her work includes professional support for councils, training and contract management and Local Council Award Scheme coordination.

Sandra Brown, Admin Assistant

With experience of clerking several councils, Sandra Brown joined in 2010 working one day per week. Along with Laura she ensures the smooth administration of a body that has many different interfaces, important governance arrangements to maintain and also has external bookings of the training room to manage.