Our Chief Executive
Simon Grainge took up the role of Chief Executive at Emmaus UK in December 2015.
He first joined Emmaus UK in 2001 as development manager, having previously served as a police officer for 20 years. He worked for the organisation for nearly four years before leaving to further develop his experience in non-government organisations, working for international organisations in Nepal and Pakistan.
On returning to the UK, Simon joined Emmaus Cambridge as Director, providing strategic leadership to the longest established Emmaus community in the UK for three and a half years. He also became a member of the Emmaus International board and the Emmaus UK board.
Simon rejoined the staff team at Emmaus UK in 2012, first as Director of Membership Services, later becoming Chief Operating Officer.
He has been involved in developing both Emmaus strategic plans and has been instrumental in establishing improved joint working across the federation.
Simon also continues to work closely with Emmaus International, and is currently First Vice President of Emmaus International, supporting Emmaus groups all over the world. This role has been instrumental in developing stronger working relationships between Emmaus in the UK and the international movement.