Mark McGreevy OBE joined Depaul in February 1990 as one of the first employees of the charity which was set up initially in London, working with homeless young people sleeping rough on the streets. In 1992 he became CEO of Depaul UK, and over the next 10 years it quickly expanded into a national charity, followed by growth into homelessness services in Ireland, at the invitation of the Irish government. Depaul International was established in 2004, with Mark moving into the Group CEO role, and overseeing the charity’s expansion into more European countries and across to the USA. Depaul’s services provide help for over 21,000 homeless and vulnerable people of all ages each year.
More recently, in 2014 Mark was the founder of the Institute of Global Homelessness based in Chicago, a joint partnership between DePaul University Chicago and Depaul International which is currently working on a strategy to end street homelessness in 150 cities by 2030. In 2017 the global Vincentian Family asked Depaul to co-ordinate responses to its own initiative to end homelessness, the Famvin Homeless Alliance, which is to operate for at least the next three years. This initiative of the Vincentian Family mark’s the 400th anniversary of the Vincentian Charism.
Mark is a past trustee of the international aid charity CAFOD and of Leeds Trinity University.
In January 2018 Mark was invited to speak about street homelessness at the United Nations’ 56th session of the Commission for Social Development.