Patrick Morrison - Chief Executive
Patrick Morrison joined ICCM as the new CEO in March 2023. With family from Mayo, he has worked with the Irish community across the North West, nationally and through the Irish Diaspora internationally. Patrick joined ICCM from Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Érieann where he was the International Diaspora officer and national project officer in Britain for a number of years. He is also former chair of Irish in Britain and has previously served on the board of the Liverpool Irish Centre and the Liverpool Irish Festival.
Patrick is currently studying for his MBA with the University of Wolverhampton and is a member of the Chartered Management Institute, so brings an academic as well as a practical understanding of senior leadership from across the sector, specialising in volunteer, membership led charities and community engagement.
As CEO, Patrick will lead a small, dedicated and hardworking team to address the wide ranging needs of the Irish Community across Manchester, and grow ICCM so that its work continues to be recognised locally and nationally as best practice in community engagement and support.
Martin Moran - Manager
Martin is responsible for implementing the operational objectives of the charity, guided by the Board of Trustees and the CEO.
He has worked in Health and Social Care for over 25 years as a Social Worker gaining his degree from the University of Manchester. He continues to be registered with Social Work England.
His portfolio: Child Protection Social Worker, Service Manager for numerous charities, Local Authority Commissioner and Director for a national charity. One of his most proud accomplishments increasing his Directorate from £300k to over £4.5m benefitting so many people who were most in need. At that time he was responsible for over 70 full time staff and an equal number of volunteers.
He has been invited by government departments, the Department for Education, The Department of Health and the Ministry of Justice to advise on national guidance for Substance Misuse and Young People. These became national guidance.
Martin's parents are from Co. Roscommon and Co. Galway.
Martin’s passion is for every person, in need, to receive the support they need in order for them to live a happy and fruitful life.
Rachel Stout - Advocacy & Advice Manager
Rachel has a BA (Hons) in Applied Social Studies in Social Care. Much of Rachel’s career has been involved with working with some of most disadvantaged and isolated people. Rachel moved over from her native Limerick in 2019 where she worked in homeless sector in Brighton and Hove. She previously worked in social care sector in Ireland and worked in residential care services supporting adults with intellectual disabilities and also young people in care.
Francis Duncan - Community Engagement Manager
Francis has worked for a number of years within the charity sector, most recently at Kent University as Campaigns Co-ordinator, where he empowered and supported a wide range of student volunteers to develop their skills and ensure they were supported in order to get the most out of their University experience. Francis ran campaigns which saw him leading in best working with agencies as diverse as homeless charities and the police.
Patrick Rodgers - Information and Advice Worker
Patrick has a background in working with homeless people in London and Stockport for over 20 years, including 7 years working with London’s Irish community for Irish Centre Housing. He gained a valuable insight into housing and benefits while carrying out his various roles.
Carmel O'Connor - Information and Advice Worker
Carmel has been an advice worker at ICCM for over fourteen years and has background in charity, careers and housing. Her technical knowledge surrounding welfare benefits claims continues to be a valuable resource for many accessing our services from our Levenshulme office.
Mary Doherty - Information and Advice Worker
Mary is from Offaly and has lived in England most of her working life. She worked for Manchester City Council in various roles starting in administration and progressing to Information Advice and Guidance (IAG) Officer with the Adult Education Service gaining her qualifications in IAG from Open University and Derby University. She has a broad experience of supporting learners from all backgrounds with Careers advice and any issues that prevented them from continuing with their learning. Her passion is to help people break down barriers that prevent them from moving forward with their lives.
Jordan Francis - Advocacy and Support Officer
Jordan was born and raised in Manchester in a large Irish family. Jordan studied at the University of Liverpool and was a student ambassador graduating with a BA in History. Since leaving University he worked as a historical tour guide in London before returning to Manchester and joining Irish Community Care as an Advocacy and Support Worker.
Sinéad Gibbons- Cultural Activities Co-Ordinator
Sinéad studied Chemical engineering at the University of Birmingham. Sinéad is second generation Irish having grown up in Manchester, her family are from Derry and Donegal. Before working for ICCM, Sinéad had done previous volunteer work in the charity sector including completing an ICS placement in Nepal with Raleigh International. Other volunteer work includes fundraising work for Lancashire cricket club foundation and a paid placement at the charity Excite Active.
Callan McGiveron - Office Administrator
Originally becoming involved in charity work for his local fire station in Weymouth, Callan haven moved to Manchester gained his degree in International Business & Marketing at Manchester Metropolitan University. Whilst in Manchester, in the winter during the pandemic Callan crowdfunded warm clothing for the local homeless community. Working on the front desk, he is the first point of contact for ICCM.