Trustees are the people who lead the charity and decide how it is run. Our Trustees use their skills and experience to support Emmaus Suffolk, helping us to achieve our aims.
Our Board of Trustees meets regularly throughout the year, agreeing on strategic direction, approving and reviewing policies and procedures, appointing executive staff and ensuring we are meeting our objectives as a charity.
Harriet Cadman – Chair
Harriet began her career in Human Resources 20 years ago in London, first within the financial industry and then in Media, after gaining a degree in International Business and Business Law. She then returned to her home town, Ipswich in 2010, specialising within the social care sector. Harriet now runs her own consultancy business, specialising in HR, recruitment solutions and strategic business advice.
Tibbs Pinter –Deputy Chair
Tibbs is the CEO for 4YP, a health charity supporting children and young adults with physical and mental health wellbeing. Prior to this, he developed, implemented and supported effective council and partner consultation and community engagement, ensuring full involvement in the local democratic process via Area Committees for the Ipswich Borough council.
Clare Devlin – Treasurer
Clare is a Chartered Accountant whose professional career has included financial and non–financial roles, from an accountant in practice to managing all aspects of a commercial business. During her 17 years at Deloitte she managed audit and advisory services for a wide range of clients including those in the charity sector.
Roger was the Chair of West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust, an acute hospital located in Bury St Edmunds. He has various charitable roles and a non-exec role in SQW Group, a business he set up with a colleague over 30 years ago. SQW provides public policy consultancy in a range of fields to small businesses.
Alok has been a Director of Ruia Group, which supplies textile products into the UK, Europe and Worldwide, since 2005. He develops links into the corporate sector and oversees the Ethical Trade Policies for the whole of the Group. For the vast majority of his life he has been registered blind which has presented many challenges. He has worked with The Greater London Association for Disabled People setting up self-help groups for ethnic minorities with disabilities
Victoria brings a wealth of experience of delivering projects and programmes. Victoria works for the Suffolk and North East Essex ICS Central Team as a Strategic Project Manager.
Brian is a freelance consultant with over 40 years of experience. Brian’s enduring drive is to unpack the seemingly inexplicable behaviour of people, groups and organisations and explain it so that it can be replicated, if positive, or changed. He is one of the few people who understands the dynamics of the NHS, and the special case of Mental Health.
Sue has 30 years of work experience working in the public, private and voluntary sectors. Her experience in operational and ‘change management’ settings, being a Tutor/Trainer teaching adults in the community and as a Trustee overseeing the work of charities, working with many community groups have enabled her to develop an ability to influence others and achieve positive results.