Meet the Team
Anita has worked in the field of economic regeneration for over 20 years. Her career highlights include working on projects such as English Heritage, the Olympics bid, Head of Enterprise, Tourism and Regeneration at Southend Borough Council. Before joining HGP, Anita was MedTech Campus Director for Anglia Ruskin University.

Anita Thornberry

Executive Director

Robert previously worked in various roles for a Colchester freight forwarder for 10 years before joining the former East of England inward investment agency where he led on the development of their Chinese and Indian marketing strategy, and the Bahrain Economic Development Board. He then worked for five years at Invest Essex.

Robert Edge

Business Development Manager

Lisa has been with the Haven Gateway Partnership since 2008 and has led on many projects including Low Carbon Freight Dividend, TALE, I-Construct and Opportunity Harlow. She leads the delivery of our programme of activity, including supporting businesses and organisations.

Lisa Brazier

Programme Director

Jenny worked in the City for a retail bank for over 25 years. She can advise on preparing a successful grant application and help with any queries on documentation. She keeps the programmes running smoothly, working alongside the Client Relationship Managers and Programme Director.

Jenny Ryan

Programme Manager

Patrick joined in 2018. Previously, Patrick spent over 3 years at the Essex Chambers of Commerce as the Client Relationship Manager working with all sectors of business across the County, with extensive experience of organising exhibitions and networking events.

Patrick Maynard

Client Relationship Manager

Sian joined in 2018. Previously, she was Junior Business Analyst at Essex County Council, gaining accreditation as a Green Belt in Lean Six Sigma. Sian's work revolves around design thinking and business analysis, using problem solving for creative solutions in industries.

Sian Dowell

Client Relationship Manager

Fred has joined in 2018. Previously Fred spent 3 years as a Growth Hub Navigator, advising business across Kent and East Sussex. This included providing access to support networks, sharing specialist knowledge, together with financial and grant application expertise.

Fred Thomas

Client Relationship Manager