Who we are

Our trustees

Picture of Abi Olapade Abi Olapade (Chair) Abi Olapade is a wife, a mother and a Portfolio Non-Executive Director. Her “Portfolio” currently consists of Independent Business Consulting roles covering strategic business and IT projects for top tier institutions in the Capital Markets sector (with past clients such as Barclays Bank, HSBC, Deutsche Bank and the Tokyo Financial Exchange); and Board of Directors Chair, Non-Executive Director and Trustee roles with Citizens Advice Redbridge, Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and Aldridge Education Multi-Academy Trust respectively. In addition to these, Abi is a Public Speaker – covering a wide range of topics including Corporate Governance with a recent engagement with the BBC. She is an Independent Panel Member (IPM) for Senior appointment recruitment campaigns for UK Government departments. She is also actively involved in championing Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI); Climate Change; and Digital Transformation at top table forums. In her spare time, Abi loves travel, Zumba and career mentoring.
Picture of Adesola Orimalade Adesola Orimalade Adesola has over 20 years corporate business and finance experience with large global companies including Citibank, Standard Chartered Bank, ABN AMRO Bank, the Royal Bank of Scotland, Bank of America and John Lewis Partnership. In his spare time Adesola is a motivational public speaker, an author and a playwright.
Picture of Dr. Ebenezer Anjorin Dr. Ebenezer Anjorin is a health and safety specialist with experience in the industry of more than 20 years working for the Health and Safety Executive, Transport for London, and now as a senior consultant advising small and medium sized businesses, mainly in Redbridge and Newham. As a resident of Ilford, Ebenezer is committed to making sure that Redbridge residents receive the support they need. Ebenezer was appointed to the trustee board in January 2019.
Picture of Bernard Hunter Bernard Hunter was first elected to the CAR Board in 2012 and was chair until April 2019. His working life started in IT, originally in programming and systems development. He later moved into management, project management and business consultancy – almost all within the NHS. He was a magistrate for 12 years, chairs a small tennis club and is very active in his local Church.
Picture of Royston Emmett Royston Emmett has lived in Redbridge since its founding in 1965. He is a Redbridge Councillor and a school governor, and has been a trustee of CAR since 2012.

Picture of Alan Jeffrey Alan Jeffery has worked in government on a range of issues such as welfare benefits, labour market issues, and most recently, child poverty. The insight he gained helps in board discussions of how best to use CAR resources to be of maximum help to the people of Redbridge.
Picture of Cyril Onwubiko Dr. Cyril Onwubiko is a cyber-security expert with substantial experience of government, the financial and telecommunications sectors. He is a published author, speaker and founder and currently acts as secretary of IEEE UK & Ireland, the largest technical professional association. He joined the CAR board in 2017.
Picture of Alison Sheppard Alison Sheppard has a legal background and almost 9 years’ experience of financial markets working for commodity exchanges. Her area of expertise within this sector is Market Data policy and strategy as well as the regulations that govern these markets. Her legal education includes corporate governance, Islamic finance and intellectual property. She has always lived in Redbridge and hopes to give something back to the community through her involvement with CAR. Alison is currently an associate trustee.

Chief executive

Picture of Susanne Rauprich Susanne Rauprich is our chief executive. She started with us in August 2018, bringing with her a long history of managing charities. Her professional background is education and youth work, her passion is community and football (she is a long suffering Arsenal season ticket holder). When not at Citizens Advice Redbridge Susanne chairs One Newham, the voluntary sector network in her home borough. Susanne’s ambition is to make Citizens Advice Redbridge more accessible and responsive to the needs of Redbridge residents.

Our funders

London Borough of Redbridge logo The London Borough of Redbridge (LBR) is a key partner and funder for us. We receive strategic partner funding for our general advice sessions. We deliver services on behalf of LBR in the areas of housing and money advice.
Trust for London logo Trust for London fund our Employment Advice Project, offering legal advice and support to people who have been unfairly treated at work.
City Bridge Trust logo City Bridge Trust provide funding for our GP Outreach Project, which will make our services accessible via GP surgeries in Redbridge.

We are Citizens Advice Redbridge, an operating name of Redbridge Citizens Advice Bureau Ltd.
Registered Company Number 1091547 England.
Registered Office: Redbridge Central Library, Clements Road, Ilford, Essex IG1 1EA.
Charity Registration Number 04249530.
Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. FRN: 617703
ICO registration number Z5307612.
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