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Erica Cadbury

A light-skinned person with short grey hair in a bob, wearing glasses and a blue and green top

Erica took up the role of Chair of Trustees in October 2017. She became a Trustee in 1980.

She and her partner John McConnell worked in Sri Lanka and Thailand in the 80’s and the early 90’s on peace related projects. In 1998, having studied law as a mature student, Erica started working in Craven Citizens Advice Bureau and on retirement was the CEO of Craven and Harrogate Districts Citizens Advice. She also sits as a lay member of the Employment Tribunal. She is an active member of her Quaker Meeting and Convenor of Trustees of a Quaker property charity. She and John also run a small education charity with projects in South East Asia (Scholarships for Street Kids).

Erica says: “I see my trusteeship as service but also as something which widens my vision and my experience immensely. I feel I have been privileged to meet some extraordinary people through the Trust and am constantly humbled by the vision and energy of the people and organisations we work with.”