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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.

Carol Reynolds – Asylum & Immigration Advisor

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

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

Rosalie Buchanan – Manager - Children and Families Project

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. 

Fiona Marlow – Manager - ESOL (English for 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.

Steve Keen – Manager - UASC (Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children)

BA (Hons), MA, Ph.D, Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Previously Steve worked for many years as a senior academic at Bournemouth University. He lives locally with his wife, 4 children and 3 young people who are seeking asylum in the UK.

Rebecca Fell – Manager - Adult Support Services including the Syrian Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme

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

Chris Scott – Asylum and Immigration Advisor

Maryam Abbaspour- Finance and Reception