Meet the Team

Ian Soars


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Ian joined Fegans in July 2014 with a remit to bring transformation and growth. Ian came to Fegans from Hays plc having worked with them for almost 20 years as the UK Delivery Director working with high profile organisations to design, evaluate and implement complex large volume national recruitment programs. Ian has been married to Nicky for 25 years and together they have 3 daughters, Jemima 11 and Gabriella and Olivia, both 9. Ian is a passionate Christian whose driver is to see Fegans demonstrate the goodness and love of God through expert, qualified care and compassion to vulnerable children and families across the UK.

Ann-Marie Fisher

Head of Fundraising and Communication

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Ann-Marie has fifteen years marketing experience in both private and not-for profit organisations, including Waterstones in the UK and Universities in Asia. Ann-Marie has an Msc in Marketing as well as a teaching certificate, and is also an active member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing. Ann-Marie lives with her husband and two children in West Kent and loves her job. “Fegans makes a real difference to the lives of the children and families they support. I feel blessed to have the opportunity to work in such an amazing organisation and help Fegans to grow and reach more families”

Mary Fowlie

Head of Counselling

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Mary joined Fegans in 2004 and has over 12 years counselling experience working with children and adults. Alongside her client work, Mary offers supervision to counsellors and play therapists. Mary also has responsibility for establishing and maintaining best practice amongst Fegans counselling team as new counsellors are recruited, so that we can offer our services to as many children as possible.


Claire Marshall

Finance Manager



Tia Barham

Partnership Manager

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After graduating from university Tia spent 16 years working for commercial organisations in recruitment. At the beginning of 2016 she took a leap into the unknown by moving to the charity sector and joining Fegans. “Joining Fegans has been a brilliant experience for me. I am able to use and develop my recruitment background in a sector that is new to me and the work brings me tremendous satisfaction and pleasure to know that we are all combining our skills to make a difference to the lives of children across the UK” Tia lives in rural East Sussex with her husband and two young children.

Jo Wild

Supporter Development Manager

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Following a masters degree in economic development, Jo worked for Tearfund. She then spent 7 years fundraising for Save the Children, heading up their regional legacy team and helping to develop their supporter development strategy. Jo joined Fegans in May 2015. "It is a privilege to be a part of such a worthwhile organisation. Working to raise the profile of Fegans, together we can help improve the lives of more children and their families." Jo is married with two teenage boys and lives in West Kent.


Sonia Winifred

London Area Manager

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Sonia is a local Councillor in Lambeth so has very good knowledge of the community and its growing concerns. Prior to joining Fegans, Sonia was a community Librarian working with local special needs groups in Lambeth, such as Brixton Prison, elderly residential homes and mental health. Sonia is also a qualified Psychodynamic Psychotherapist in a private practice in Lambeth. She also works closely with Diabetes UK and set up the very first Diabetes Support Group for young people living with Type1 Diabetes in Lambeth.


Maggie Phillips

East Sussex Area Manager

Jane Cekic

East Kent Area Manager

David Bishop

Head of Technology

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David has been working for Fegans since 2015 as Head of Technology. He has been involved with IT for over 10 years and was brought in with a remit to modernise Fegans' IT infrastructure. David recently moved back to Eastbourne from London with his wife Rachael. They both worship at St Michael and All Angels church in Eastbourne. “I love working for Fegans. it’s such a great charity that makes a real difference to the lives of children and their families. It’s great to be able to use my love of computers for God's glory”


Esther Green

Safeguarding Lead


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Esther Green oversees safeguarding at Fegans. She has a Masters Degree in Children & Families Social Work and was a local authority child protection Social Worker for a number of years. Esther is one of the founders of Little Rascals Nurseries in Tunbridge Wells and has Early Years Professional Status. Esther is also an associate trainer for the Kent Safeguarding Children's Board. Esther lives near Tunbridge Wells with her husband and two children.

Nicola Baldwin

Parenting Lead

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Nicola Baldwin is our Parenting Lead. She has been working for Fegans from January 2017 first as a volunteer, then as a Parent Support Worker and Volunteer Co-ordinator and now leads our Parenting Support Services. 

Nicola lives near Tunbridge Wells and has 4 children and 5 grandchildren.