The Committee

Raymond Konyn BA (Hons)

Qualified in Furniture Design and also Antiques and Fine Art Restoration, he has a background of 30 years creating and running several businesses all connected with restoration and conservation. Semi-retired to Bexhill in 2007, he is also a Trustee and Director of The Bexhill Old Town Preservation Society.

Steve Johnson

Steve has lived in Bexhill for over twenty years and settled here with his family largely because of their love for the De La Warr Pavilion. He is one of the founder members of Bexhill Heritage and a trustee of two other charities – one local, one national. His background is in local government (as an officer and a member), and in educational leadership and management. Steve currently works as an educational consultant and author.

Emily Leach

Emily has worked as a curator and museum educator for over twenty five years. Her experience spans curatorial and education posts in the local authority and the independent museum sector. She has been an independent museum and learning consultant since 2005, since moving to Bexhill in 2016 she works on a part time basis.

Alexis Markwick

Having worked professionally in the IT industry for over eight years around London, Alex took a career break to travel the world before returning to settle in Bexhill. He is currently involved with a number of local societies and projects notably the continuously evolving Bexhill-OSM website.


Chairman: Raymond Konyn

Secretary / Treasurer: Steve Johnson

IT Support Officer: Alexis Markwick

Planning Officer: David Beales
Until retirement Director of Planning and Property for many years in East Hertfordshire, following a similar post in Cambridgeshire before which, appointed as a planning officer at Rother’s inception in 1974 and several other locations in East Sussex.

Projects Coordinator: Simon Allen

Media and Marketing Officer: Paul Lendon

Advisory Consultants: Cllr. Stuart Earl; Cllr. Ian Hollidge; Cllr. Doug Oliver; Paul Lendon; Hillary Randall (Town Team); Gina Sanderson (RVA); Dorothy Smith (BOTPS).

Other possible positions: Vice Chairman; Education and Events Officer; Member Representative; Consultant Architect; Conservation Officer; Patron; Ambassador.