Emmaus UK’s Chief Executive, Simon Grainge, has announced he will be stepping down from his role later this year.

At this stage, a date for Simon’s departure has not been decided as he plans to continue in his role until his successor is appointed, but it is likely he will move on during the summer of 2021.

Simon said: “This has not been a decision I have taken lightly but, like many people, the pandemic has given me an opportunity for personal reflection and after five years as Chief Executive of Emmaus UK, it feels the right time to move on.

“I have loved being part of the Emmaus movement and this role has provided plenty of challenges and rewards over the past five years. My successor will have the opportunity to work with the federation to develop and deliver the new strategic plan and will have a great board, team and federation to work with.

“I wish them the best of luck with the role. It’s a great organisation to be part of”

Sue Taylor, Chair of Emmaus UK said: “On behalf of the EUK board of trustees, I would like to thank Simon for his years of service to Emmaus. He is an exceptional leader and is passionate about the work Emmaus does. I know he is very well regarded by his team and throughout the federation.

“We are very disappointed to see Simon leave Emmaus UK, but when he leaves, he goes with our sincere thanks, appreciation and our very best wishes.”

Recruitment for Emmaus UK’s new Chief Executive is being handled by Peridot Partners. For more information, please visit their website.