About Us

Andy Silvester

Andy is the CEO of ELAP, having worked extensively within third sector service and civil law for much of the past decade.

Andy was born and educated in East Lindsey and has lived/worked in Louth area for almost 20 years. For several years he worked with Citizens Advice. Here he gained significant experience in advice and casework management, and a wide-ranging knowledge of volunteer management, training and support. He has specialist knowledge and experience in debt resolution, income maximisation, budgeting and housing & homelessness issues. He also has extensive experience of employment law and civil procedures.

Andy served as a board representative, to a CAB member organisation, for several years, and also represented that organisation on the boards of other third sector organisations, has sat on NACAB Steering Committees and Specialist Focus Groups and further contributed to a number of high profile advice publications. Andy, is a certified Adviser, holds a Masters degree in Medieval History and also a further BA (hons) in Politics, Philosophy and Economics. He is also an Associate of the European Institute of Humanities. He is also a certified Mediator, trained to ACAS standards, with extensive experience of welfare and employment rights issues, and holds post-graduate qualifications in Law, Humanities, IT Applications, Advice Guidance and Counselling, MAT Money Advice and HR Management. He has more than 20 years experience in business and project management, through to board level.

Amanda Wain

Amanda is ELAP's Chief of Client Services – the public face of the service, in being the first point of contact for all of ELAP's clientele, enquirers, colleagues and public bodies. She was born in the West Midlands but has lived in the East Lindsey area for almost 20 years. Educated to degree level, until recently Amanda had worked in front-line NHS Services for some 10 years, and has a broad experience of disability issues and local politics.

She has two children – her daughter is studying for an MA in English Literature at Glasgow University, and her son, who is significantly disabled, is studying Economics at Bath University. Her former husband was a high ranking Police Officer and Chief Officer of CEOP, with whom Amanda represented the area at many high profile civic functions. She is also a former Parish Councillor and has previously enjoyed successful engagements in PR, security and senior sales management.