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 has a range of experience working for local youth charities, previously as Chief Executive for 4YP and presently as the Chief Executive Officer for Suffolk Youth Project. 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.

Alok Ruia

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.

Wendy Quantrill

Wendy began her career in public relations 27 years ago in London, after graduating from the University of Kent with a degree in Politics and International Relations. Since then, she was held senior roles within the financial, education and third sectors. Her professional specialisms include crisis management, copywriting and communications. She moved to Suffolk in 2001 and now considers it home, working across the county as a marketing manager for Suffolk Building Society. Wendy is passionate about reducing inequality, increasing opportunities for vulnerable people, and ensuring everyone has a safe place to call home.

Jonathan Fahie

Jonathan has worked in the insurance and reinsurance industry for over 40 years based in the City of London. He was appointed COO of the Global Casualty division and a managing director of Guy Carpenter before retiring in 2022.  For the first 12 years of his life he lived in Suffolk before returning 25 years ago with his family to a village outside Ipswich.

Lisa-Jane Balaam

Having worked both in the UK and overseas, Lisa brings experience from the construction industry, hospitality and education sectors, with a broad range of skills and a ‘Can Do’ mindset.  Living in West Suffolk, Lisa works with Suffolk Education Appeals, in addition to England Cricket Board Suffolk, promoting cricket for both youth and women.  Her main objective in any situation is to provide people with ‘opportunities’ within a safe environment, regardless of their circumstances or background, engaging interaction and encouraging others to believe in the achievable.