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Our Team

 In serving refugees ICN's staff team, both paid and voluntary, have gained considerable professional experience. 

Irwin Buchanan – CEO  

BSc (Hons) Cert. TEFL. As overall manager, Irwin oversees all the work of ICN including finances and administration. He studied and worked in Agricultural Economics at the University of Reading and then taught ESOL for 20 years, both in the UK and overseas.

Debbie Holmes – Operations Manager

James Davies – Senior Asylum & Immigration Advisor

MA University of Cambridge, ordained minister of the Church of England, qualified Level 3 OISC Adviser. James coordinates ICN´s Asylum and Immigration advice work as well as our domestic violence project. James is also Chair of the board of Trustees. Previously worked in Africa.

Jonathan Eastwood – Support worker & advisor

NVQ Level 2 Health & Social Care. CPCAB Level 2 Counselling Skills.   Previously Jonathan worked in the rail industry in supervisory roles.

Rosalie Buchanan – Co-ordinator and support worker: Children and Families

BA (Hons) PGCE (French). Previously, as well as raising a family of four children, she taught French and English in state schools and at home. Rosalie is also the support worker for Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children and Leaving Care young people.

Fiona Marlow – Co-ordinator & teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages

Certificate in Education, Level 4 ESOL Specialism. Fiona manages  all of ICN's  ESOL provision as well as being an experienced teacher.

Rob Suddrey – Asylum & Immigration Advisor. Drugs & Alcohol support worker

BA (Social Work) NVQ 4 equivalent in Health and Social Care, NVQ 3 in Business & Finance, OISC Level 1 Immigration Advice. Within ICN Rob works as a support/ advice worker looking after vulnerable adult refugees, especially those with drug and alcohol problems. Previously travelled widely, and worked in Eastern Europe.

Susannah Gray – Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages

Andy Stuckes – Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages

Nicola Davies – Women and families support worker

Mireille Mason – Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages

Christie Murphy – Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages

Jane Haddow – UASC Support Worker

Heather Studman – Homework clubs supervisor

Maryam Abbaspour – Office manager