We currently have eight trustees working to take forward the plans laid out in our Strategic Plan 2016-2020.
Matthew Last (Chair)
Matthew Last has been a trustee since 2012. He is director of a local management consultancy and leadership development company and has a business development background. As a trustee he focuses on the business and social enterprise aspects of Emmaus Cambridge, including renewable energy, new business initiatives and, being a keen beekeeper himself, establishing hives in Landbeach.
Stephen has more than 50 years’ experience working in the social housing and homelessness services, 20 years of which have been spent in senior executive positions with local authorities and a housing association. He joined the Emmaus Cambridge board year in 2011 because he appreciated the movement’s values and the way it works for companions. He is also involved in other voluntary activities, which he undertakes alongside running a business consultancy and non-executive work, which focuses on the social housing and community sectors.
Stephen comes to Emmaus Cambridge from a financial background as a Chartered Accountant with many years' experience and is working to build on the community's financial and governance foundations. Emmaus Cambridge is the first charity he has been involved with and he is looking forward to being involved with a charity he feels inspired by. His personal interests include the theatre, cinema, fishing and golf.
Before retiring, Carol worked for 20 years as a psychologist and psychotherapist in the NHS and the University of Cambridge. During that time she established a Young Person's Counselling Service in the Cambridge Family Mediation Service. Carol’s original training and work was as a school teacher, specialising in work with children with special needs. She is married with three children and five grandchildren.
Andrew is a former GP with a wide range of clinical interests. He also has experience of volunteering with Voluntary Service Overseas, living and working for a year in southern Ethiopia.
John was co-opted to the board in March 2016 and is looking forward to working alongside the existing trustees and being involved in the life of Emmaus Cambridge.
John has a background in the technology sector, having founded a number of companies one of which deals exclusively in the charity sector. His main area of expertise is in sales and marketing and Emmaus is the first charity he has been involved with. Using his knowledge and understanding as to how technology is transforming marketing and communications he hopes to bring this amazing brand and cause to more of the general publics attention.