Depaul UK appoints Paul McKenzie | Depaulcharity

Depaul UK appoints Paul McKenzie | Depaulcharity

Depaul helps people who are homeless, vulnerable and disadvantaged.

Depaul UK appoints Paul McKenzie

November 22nd, 2018


Homelessness charity Depaul UK has appointed Paul McKenzie as its Executive Director for Fundraising and Communications.

Paul, who is currently Head of Philanthropy & Partnerships at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, previously worked for Age UK and Action for Children in various fundraising roles – and has a passion for the homelessness issue.

Paul said: “Since my first roles in the charity sector as a support worker for refugees and then homeless adults, I have been determined to be part of solving the issue of homelessness.

“Throughout my 14 years in fundraising, I have always gravitated back towards the homelessness issue and how I could raise money to enable real change for those who many forget.”

Paul added: “I have been a huge admirer of the work of Depaul UK and what the fundraising and communications team has achieved in the past four years.

“I am really excited about being part of Depaul UK’s future and working with everyone at the charity to ensure we do everything we can to empower the thousands of young people who face homelessness every year.”

Depaul UK CEO Mike Thiedke said: “Paul has an impressive track record of fundraising in the charitable sector, has led multi-disciplinary teams, developed and managed growth strategies and has applied a ‘can-do’, more-and-better approach to everything he does.

“He will lead cross-functional innovation specifically focusing on how fundraising, service/programme, finance and communications work together to maximise opportunity and outcome.”

At Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, Paul grew income from £666,000 to £3million in four years and built up a 17-strong team covering four income streams: corporate, philanthropy, special events and trusts.   

Media Contact: Ollie Wilson, Head of Communications, Depaul UK,, 07823 412127

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