EJ is an adopter and was previously a volunteer with Adoption UK.

She has extensive experience of charity management and leadership, community work and policy advocacy.

Reflecting on her appointment, EJ said: “I am honoured to be given the opportunity to lead Adoption UK – the voice of adopters – in Northern Ireland. Adoption UK has an impressive track record of influencing decision-makers at the highest level of government and I’ll be doing my utmost to ensure that continues. I would also like to acknowledge the sterling work done by our volunteers. Having spent time as an Adoption UK volunteer myself, I am well aware of the tremendous contribution this committed group makes to the organisation.”