Mark Wiggin – Chair
Mark is CEO of Caritas Diocese of Salford committed to promoting voluntary service to address exclusion and inequality though the practical application of Catholic social teaching. He has been a CEO since May 2009. Prior to that Mark was CEO of Catholic Care (Diocese of Leeds) and Assistant Director of Caritas Care (Diocese of Lancaster). Hence Mark has been in Caritas leadership for over 25 years.
Mark gained a Post Graduate Certificate in Management (PGCM) in Business Administration and Management from the University of Central Lancashire, Advanced Certificate in Youth and Community Studies from St. Martin’s College, University of Lancaster and a Master of Arts (M.A. Areas Studies) from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London with a focus on Modern Politics, Religion and History of East Africa. Mark also graduated from St. Mary’s University, Strawberry Hill, England, with B.Ed. in Movement Studies and History. Mark has special interests in Africa as he spent many years there.
Caritas Salford was the first organisation to resettle a refugee family through community sponsorship the UK outside London.
Mark says, “Community Sponsorship can transform the lives of a refugee family and the lives of the community that welcomes them. It can even change our view of the world and give expression to our passion for a kinder and more just world.”
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