Sally Longmate, Chief Executive

An accomplished and innovative Business Manager with 19 year's of experience in the public sector. As our new CEO, Sally brings strong leadership and motivational skills alongside a wide range of management expertise including communications, marketing, project management, customer relations, mediation and compliance. Having been involved in a number of innovative, award-winning and nationally recognised change programmes, Sally is proud to be involved in the local government community and looking forward to seeking new opportunities to share, collaborate and grow.

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.

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.