Who We Are

Simon Aalders

Director and Nominated Individual

Simon is married with five grown up children and lives in Ipswich. Returning to Suffolk in 1999, Simon has worked in, and lead community drug and alcohol services, established a community day programme in Ipswich (Crossroads) and a Community Drop centre in Mildenhall. After working in the Home Office and leading the community drug team in the west of Suffolk Simon took over the leadership of the Drug and Alcohol Action Team in 2005. Notable achievements include a leading role in developing and implementing the Prostitution Strategy, winning the 2008 Municipal Journal Top Team award, Home Office Top Team Award 2008, lead the first reorganisation of drug and alcohol treatment services in Suffolk, lead the Reducing the Strength campaign, being a nominated Local Government Chronicle finalist for this work. With over 25 years of experience in substance misuse treatment from areas as diverse as Glasgow, London, Northampton and Ipswich Simon brings a very wide range of skills, knowledge and experience to leadership of the project.

Roger Grosvenor

Non Executive Director

Born in Worcestershire living in the shadow of the Malvern Hills and initially working with CRS (Co-operative Retail Services), a product of the Co-operative College. I moved to East Anglia in the early 80s to the Independent Co-op.
During my time with the Co-operative, I have held a number of key senior management positions which has helped me gain a wealth of experi-ence across multi-site locations and significant retail disciplines which include Food, Forecourts, Department Stores, Jewellery, Travel, Pharmacy, Optical, Restaurants, Funeral, Masonry, Floristry, Dairy, Greengrocery, Meat Processing, Security and Distribution.
The Co-operative being a multi-channel organisation, I have been exposed to and engaged in the running of the largest independent retailer in East Anglia and one of the largest Co-operative businesses in the UK for which I now hold the position of Joint Chief Executive for a business with circa half a billion turnover.
Highly motivated with a strong career record and business progression within Retail and Marketing with specialist knowledge, a key influencer within the retail scene at local and national level. I sit as a Director for the Federal Retail Trading Services Board and I have in recent times been instrumental in initiating and driving the Society’s Local Sourcing credentials which has been acknowledged with national awards and that of pi-oneering the Ipswich Reducing the Strength & Freedom from Fear initiatives and for the former I received a Police Merit Award in May 2014.
I am a non Executive Director of two local organisations, The Raedwald Trust (an academy organisation bringing together four exclusion schools) and The Recovery Hub Ipswich (a residential and community business for those recovering from addictions).
I consider myself to be a people person and proud to be part of an organisation for 44 years that does things differently and is not solely focused on financial goals.

Andrew Reid

Non Executive Director

Andrew Reid, 57, was brought up in East Suffolk and has lived in the county with his wife Clare and three children since 1990. His background is in financial services and risk management and now owns and runs local businesses supplying and fitting wood burning stoves and conducting building restoration. Andrew has been a county councillor since 2011 and is chairman of the Suffolk County Pension Fund. Andrew has been a keen funder and supporter of community-led initiatives, especially road safety, environmental projects and encouraging local activities for young people.

Sharon Aalders

Non Executive Director

I have recently become Non-Executive Director for The Recovery Hub Ipswich. I hope that my background and skills over the years can be utilised within this role.
I have worked in the Care sector providing services for children and families for the last 20 years, currently my role is Head of Residential Child Care Services. I am a qualified Social Worker and have worked in many disciplines to include; child protection, children and families in need, in-tensive support services to children and families, fostering, adoption.
I am a wife and mother to 5 children who are all now grown up, this therefore gives me more time to devote to others in my spare time.
I have been involved in development of the Recovery Hub Ipswich since its inception. I have thoroughly enjoyed being involved in the transfor-mation of the accommodation and I am now looking forward to how I can support the company in other ways as it moves forward.
I am also secretary for a charity YBM , (Young Business Minds) in Ipswich, supporting and helping a group of young people to engage positively in the community whilst developing business ideas and opportunities.

Sammy Manzaroli

Senior Recovery Worker

Biography to follow.

Angela Pope

RN DipHe, BSc Hons Nursing Practice, BSc Hons Nurse Practitioner


Angela has been nursing since 1989 and qualified in 1994. She has 2 degrees the last being the Nurse Practitioner BScHons. She has been working in general Practice for almost 15 years and alongside this, began work within a drug and alcohol recovery service, providing assess-ments, reviews and detoxification regimens to those suffering with addictions. In her spare time Angela is busy looking after her family and her horses.

Bonnie Moyo

RNI NMP Nurse Practitioner


Biography to follow.

Andy Dollery

Team Manager

Biography to follow.

Helen Wright


Biography to follow.

“We believe that everyone has the capacity to recover”