Trustees | Depaulcharity

Trustees | Depaulcharity

Depaul helps people who are homeless, vulnerable and disadvantaged.


Suzanne McCarthy, Chair of Council of Trustees, Depaul UK

In her executive career, Suzanne served as the UK’s Immigration Services Commissioner and as Chief Executive of both the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority and the Financial Services Compensation Scheme.

During her Whitehall career, she worked in the Home Office, where she was Private Secretary to the Home Secretary, and at HM Treasury. Before entering the public sector, Suzanne was a solicitor in private practice and a lecturer in Law at the University of Manchester.

Suzanne currently chairs the Southwark and Lambeth Integrated Partnership (the Partnership), which is focused on improving the medical and social care for the two boroughs’ citizens,  the Joint Audit Panel for the Mayor’s Office of Policing and Crime (MOPAC) and the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS), and is Deputy Chairman of the Valuation Tribunal Service. She is also a member of several boards including the Advertising Standards Authority, the Architects Registration Board and the Fundraising Regulator where she chairs the Standards Committee.

Suzanne studied in America and the UK, and holds an LLM degree from the University of Cambridge.


Other members of Depaul UK's Council of Trustees:


Helen O'Shea, Vice-Chair

Helen is a barrister who was called to the Bar at Gray's Inn in 1988. She has practised on the Wales and Chester Circuit and also worked in Rome, for Italian international law firm de Meo ed Associti. She is also a trustee and member of the St Vincent de Paul Society and chairs its communications committee.


Michael Wells, Treasurer

Michael is the Honorary Treasurer of Depaul UK and joined the Council of Trustees in 2015. He has more than 30 years of accountancy experience and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants. He works for Accenture, a corporate supporter of Depaul, and he is a Nightstop host.


Bishop Mark Bryant

Mark, who lives in Gateshead, is an Anglican clergyman and has been Bishop of Jarrow since 2007. Before that, he worked in Coventry for 20 years. He and his wife have been Nightstop hosts since 2012.


Sister Mary Timmons DC

Mary joined the Daughters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul in 1984 and has devoted her life to God to serve the people who are most in need. She says that most of the community houses she has lived in throughout the UK have been in areas marked by poverty and segregation and this has helped her understand some of the complex issues facing people who are poor and homeless. As an occupational therapist she has worked with people disadvantaged through poor health or disability. Mary currently works for Marillac Care, Brentwood, caring for adults with severe neurological impairment.


Michael Jones

Michael has been supporter of Depaul for many years and became a trustee and council member in 2014. He is Chief Executive of a UK power company, and has also worked in Iran, Hong Kong, Australia and Indonesia for a major UK civil engineering company. He sits on Depaul's Finance and Risk Management Committee. 


Will Arnold-Baker

Will is a founding partner of startup ad-agency, Come the Glorious Day.  He started his advertising career at Young and Rubicam and, over the past 20 years, his clients have included News International, the BBC, Jacobs, Barclays, Coca-Cola and Daewoo Motors. In 2002, Will helped launch the hugely successful Freeview. Prior to founding his own agency Will was MD of Publicis, where his clients included Morrison’s, Airbus,, Coca-Cola and, on a pro bono basis, Depaul UK.


Katy Porter

Katy Porter is Chief Executive of Manor Gardens Welfare Trust, a Health & Wellbeing Charity based in Islington and working across five London Boroughs, delivering a range of services to address social inclusion and deliver improved health outcomes. Katy has worked in the health and social care field for over 20 years, following training as a nurse. Katy has worked in HIV services, addiction, and homelessness, and predominantly within the charity sector, with both Thames Reach and Cranstoun Drug Services. Katy has been a trustee of Depaul UK since September 2015.


Anthony Harris

Anthony is a strategy director at Anomaly, an innovation and communications firm. He has worked with and advised organisations including Unilever, Diageo, Coca Cola, and Cancer Research UK.  In a previous post, at Publicis, he led the brand redesign and logo development for Depaul International, and developed Depaul UK campaigns including ‘Street Stories’, ‘The Depaul Box Company’, and ‘Nightstop Corners’. Ant also runs a creative products company called and a sticker brand called Skwary Monsters.


Father Paul Roche CM

Peter Reynolds

Monique Gree

Ben Jackson

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