Meet the Executive Committee
Sally is the Managing Director with day-to-day operational and strategic responsibility for Empanda Care & Support Ltd CIC and seeks to develop, grow and continually improve the services Empanda provide. Previously, Sally was Head of Care & Support at the Flagship Group, where she was responsible for a diverse portfolio of care and support services, employing 270 staff and offering a service to almost 4,000 customers. Sally worked for Flagship for 15 years. Before moving to East Anglia, Sally worked for a specialist Registered Provider offering a range of services for single homeless people in the East End of London
Vice Chair, member of the Finance, Audit and Risk sub-committee, and the Development Sub-Committee
Eamonn is retired but worked in Property and Construction in a professional capacity. He combines his role at Solo with similar voluntary roles elsewhere.
Andy is a chartered engineer and managing director of an engineering company in Newmarket employing twenty staff. Andy is a Suffolk County Councilor and portfolio holder for regulatory affairs on West Suffolk District Council and a former mayor of Newmarket. Andy has worked with Newmarket Business Improvement District (BID) to establish an alternative collection scheme for the homeless of Newmarket rather than giving to the individual. This was achieved by establishing collection points in key High Street shop locations.
Member of the Development Sub Committee
April is currently employed as an Individual Dispute Resolution Conciliation Officer for the Arbitration Conciliation Advice Service (ACAS).
April completed her Honours Degree in Social Policy and Criminology in December 2017 after six years of part time study with the Open University. April has significant experience of the social housing sector, having previously worked for over ten years in a front-line housing support role for Flagship Housing Group.
Joint Chair of the Finance, Audit and Risk Sub-Committee & Member of the Development Sub-Committee
David has 35 years’ experience of management working in the affordable housing sector; working for Councils, Housing Associations, Housing Charities, Alms houses and a particular interest in the vulnerable, or single person housing need. In April 2017 David retired as Chief executive of an Essex housing association. David is currently a freelance consultant, assisting small charities with governance after many years’ experience of being a Trustee or Governor of national (RNLI) or regional/ Charities (CAB). In addition, David is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Housing with an interest in the development of new policy and practice. David is also one of the national apprentice assessors for working in housing.
Member of the Development Sub-Committee
Sarah qualified as a Solicitor in 2014 and currently works at a regional firm within their Social Housing Team. Sarah has experience in advising Housing Associations in respect of acquiring property, regulatory requirements and analysing and charging their portfolios. Sarah has worked within the sector for 6 years.
Keir is a retired solicitor with senior management experience. Working in local government, he specialised firstly in planning and highways law and later in general public law and governance matters as well as having substantial procurement experience. Since retirement, he has served as a director or trustee on a number of not-for-profit bodies in Norfolk.
Treasurer, Joint chair of the Finance, Audit and Risk Sub-Committee
Philip acted as a broker at Mullens & Co. from 1969 to 1974, and later for Rowe & Pitman from 1974 to 1977. Philip subsequently acted as a dealer at the London Stock Exchange until 1977. Following this, in 1978, he returned to Rowe & Pitman in 1978 and became a dealing partner in 1984. Philip joined S. G. Warburg & Co. in 1988 and later worked for UBS as Managing Director (equity capital market division) after the takeover of S. G. Warburg & Co. by UBS in 1995. Philip went on to join Fox-Pitt Kelton in 2003 and later served as an advisory board member for Macquarie Group Limited after the takeover of Fox-Pitt Kelton by Macquarie in 2009. He retired from Macquarie Group Limited in 2011.He is currently a non-executive director of DRENL ltd. a waste to energy company