Freddie Dawkins has lived in Southend for the past 15 years.
Our board will benefit greatly from his wealth of knowledge and skills attained through a varied career, including early training in Fleet Street as a journalist with the Evening Standard, Daily Telegraph and The Times. He spent 13 years working for the European Commission on various projects including data privacy, e-government, security and energy policy and lived and worked in several capital cities, including Helsinki, Brussels, Seville and Munich.
Freddie is now semi-retired, works primarily as a driver for Special Educational Needs children and Vulnerable Adults in Essex and also still finds time to edit a global business magazine.
Married, with two grown-up sons, Freddie has five grandchildren and spends as much time with them as he can.
Freddie said “I care passionately about our National Health Service and Social Care Programmes. My mother was a nurse for many years and my family has a long history of being involved in the NHS and social care work, both paid and voluntary.”