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Depaul helps people who are homeless, vulnerable and disadvantaged.

Our People

Depaul International's staffing infrastructure is small. Its remit is to oversee the work of the Depaul Group of charities and to develop into new territories where need is identified.

Mark McGreevy OBE - Depaul Group Chief Executive

As Depaul Group Chief Executive, Mark has oversight of the entire group of Depaul charities around the world. Mark splits his time between Depaul and two partner projects, the Famvin Homeless Alliance and the Institute of Global Homelessness.

Mark joined Depaul in February 1990 as one of the first employees of the charity. In 1992 he became CEO of Depaul UK, which expanded over the next 10 years from London into a national charity. Mark led Depaul's international expansion into Ireland in 2002 and then into east Europe and the USA over the following decade. In 2014, Mark founded the Institute of Global Homelessness and in 2017 was asked by the Vincentian Family to coordinate the Famvin Homeless Alliance. Prior to joining Depaul, Mark was employed as a project worker at the Cardinal Hume Centre and the Passage Day Centre, both in London.

Mark trained for the priesthood in Durham between 1980-85 (not ordained), followed by a degree at Durham University, and then a post-graduate Certificate in Voluntary Sector Management at Hallam University. Until recently Mark was a trustee of CAFOD (10 years) and he is still on the board of Mary’s Meals. In 2015 Mark was awarded an OBE for his work with homeless people in the UK and abroad. He is an Honorary Fellow of Leeds Trinity University.

 

Ian Brady - Chief Executive, Depaul International

Ian leads the Depaul International team, its support of the Depaul charities around the world and expansion into new territories. Before joining Depaul, Ian was a senior civil servant working on a number of national programmes for the UK Government. Appointed in 1997 as an advisor on homelessness, he led the extension of the Rough Sleepers Initiative across England. He then joined the Rough Sleepers Unit and headed up the Delivery team, charged with reducing rough sleeping across England and Wales by two thirds. Following the achievement of this target, he then joined the newly established Homelessness Directorate as Deputy Director.

​Ian then went on to be Deputy Director of the Government’s Respect Taskforce. As part of this work, he led on the Government's response to reducing begging and street drinking. His final post in the civil service was to head up the Delivery Team for the Troubled Families Team, charged with turning round the lives of 120,000 troubled families across England. Prior to joining the civil service, Ian worked for the youth homelessness charity Centrepoint for 14 years. He was Head of Services and then Deputy Director for 8 years. Ian is a long-standing trustee of the London Housing Foundation and Chair of Reach the Unreached.

 

Christopher Fyfe - Group Finance and Resources Director

Christopher joined Depaul in 2018 as Finance Director. He has over 20 years of experience in the international development sector.

 

Jason Eades - Senior Partnerships Manager

Jason joined Depaul in July 2014 as part of the fundraising team for Depaul International and Depaul UK following a career change into the third sector. Previously Jason was a partner in the Chelsea law firm Pemberton Greenish LLP specialising in residential property.

Jason is responsible for managing and developing Depaul International's prospect and existing major donor, partnership and supporter programmes. His role also includes assisting with internal and external communications, networking and development activities, campaigns and events. He splits his time between Depaul International and Depaul UK.

 

Anja Bohnsack - Research and Development Manager

Anja supports the development and expansion of the Depaul group of charities. Over the past 18 years she has focused on working with the most vulnerable people in societies around the world, including those experiencing poverty and homelessness, traumatized children, elderly people in palliative care and adults with complex disabilities. Since joining Depaul in 2012, Anja has moved from working with young homeless people in London to taking the lead on supporting Depaul subsidiaries across the globe to develop new services, improve data systems and manage major grants. Anja works part-time for Depaul partner the Famvin Homeless Alliance.

Anja holds a German Diploma in Psychology (equivalent to MSc) and is a trained project manager.

 

Ewan Day-Collins - Research and Development Officer

Ewan joined Depaul International in 2017 straight out of university, having completed an internship at the charity when a student. He is responsible for supporting growth and service improvement within the Depaul group as part of the Research and Development team. He also works part-time for Depaul partner the Famvin Homeless Alliance.

Ewan was previously a volunteer campaigns intern at the aid charity CAFOD. He studied History at Cambridge University, graduating with a Double First Class. Whilst there, he volunteered helping homeless people.

 

Brianna Barnes - Executive Assistant

Brianna joined Depaul International in August 2018. She is Executive Assistant to Mark McGreevy and Ian Brady, as well as supporting the administration of the wider Depaul International team. She has extensive administrative and secretarial experience.

Brianna decided to move into the third sector due to a keen interest in social causes. She holds a degree in Politics & Sociology.

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