Justin Thacker -
Justin has a background in medicine, international development and theology. Most recently, he was Academic Director and Lecturer in Public Theology at Cliff College. He is the author of Global Poverty: A Theological Guide and has published articles on the intersections of ethics, theology, economics and development. Prior to becoming a theologian, he worked in international development and as a paediatrician in Kenya. He is married with three children, is a long-suffering supporter of Arsenal and has been a volunteer youth worker for the last 25 years.
Email: justin.thacker (at) catj.org.uk
Sue Richardson -
Chair, Management Committee
Sue Richardson is newly retired from Christian Aid where she worked for 25 years as a regional staff member in the East Midlands and for the last decade as a theological adviser with a particular focus on working with those in training for both lay and ordained ministerial roles. She is Roman Catholic, introduced to Liberation Theology in the 1980s and heavily influenced by Latin American approaches to Bible reading and community theologising. She has spent both her working life and her free time in the voluntary sector, serving as a local councillor, setting up local environmental action groups and serving as a Citizen Advice Bureau adviser and trustee. She is married and lives in Ashby de la Zouch in Leicestershire with six grandchildren within babysitting distance! She grows vegetables and reads voraciously and, despite coming from Sunderland, has no football interest at all!
Vice-Chair, Management Committee
Paul is a Methodist minister, semi-retired, who has worked in the voluntary sector. He was CEO of two Newham charities - the Renewal Programme and Aston-Mansfield. He was chair of Citizens UK and of London CLT and currently chairs Applecart Arts, a storytelling charity. He was involved in developing the Living Wage Foundation and has an interest in social enterprise. He is based in Newham, east London. He has three sons and four granddaughters. He supports West Ham.