Mick Thwaites (Director)
Mick has lived in Southend for over 30 years. He is currently working with 'The Stockvale Group' of companies who are better known for operating Adventure Island, Radio Essex etc. He is also the chair of 'The Southend Hospital Foundation' and a member of 'The Citizens of Southend' committee who recognise good work by individuals and groups within the borough of Southend. He was a police officer for 34 years serving in the City of London Police,Metropolitan Police (on secondment) and the majority of his time across Essex. From 2000 to 2005 Mick was the Divisional Commander at Southend and during that time he was the Chair of the Crime and Disorder Group and Vice Chair of the Local Strategic Partnership. This brought him into contact with many outside partners and voluntary groups, as well as the numerous diverse communities within the Southend Borough. His last role was as Head of Operations for Essex Police and within that role for the last 3 years of his service he was heading the Olympic Project Team until he retired in 2009.