Sudbury and District Citizens Advice is a member of the national Citizens Advice charity. It is a company limited by guarantee, company number 06051096 registered in England and Wales and a registered charity, charity number 1123466. We are also registered with the Financial Conduct Authority.

The role of the trustee board is to provide strategic leadership for the organisation to ensure its continued service excellence and long-term financial sustainability. The annual report and accounts are available here and through Companies House; the most recent Chairman’s statement will help to give a picture of how the organisation is facing its challenges. It can be accessed here.

Good governance is essential to the way we operate. The Board and organisation is governed by our Articles and these were recently updated and simplified by vote of our members. They can be accessed here.

The directors of the company and Trustees of the Charity with their respective portfolios are:

Alan Braithwaite (Chair)

Alan has been a Trustee since 2017 .
He became Chair in 2020, during the pandemic.
His business career was based on founding and developing
his specialist business consultancy in supply chain and logistics and as a visiting Professor at Cranfield University's School of Management.

Paul Sweeny (Vice Chair)

Paul is a Chartered Financial Planner and a Fellow of the Personal Finance Society, specialising in 'at-retirement' and later life advice. He has a Master’s degree in Financial Planning and Business Management and runs his own regulated advice business, Sweeny Wealth Management Ltd. He has been a Trustee of Sudbury & District Citizens Advice since January 2021. Paul lives in Leavenheath with his wife and daughter.
Sarah Bartlett - (Treasurer)
Jan Osborne - (Local Government contact)
David Watts - (Research and Campaigns)
Riham Aboushousha - ( HR and Policies)
Martin Royal - (Health, Housing and Fundraising)
Matthew Martin - (Legal and GDPR)
Piers Roberts - (Fundraising)

The Chief Officer of the organisation is Colleen Sweeney.