Kevin Ireland

With over 30 years in the voluntary and public sectors, Kevin has worked in grant-making, housing & homelessness, international and community development., including: ED of the London Housing Foundation, founding Director of the South East London Community Foundation, Field Director for Save the Children and interim CE of Revolving Doors Agency.

Areas of Interest and Experience

  • Grant-making, including: stakeholder review; strategic analysis and planning; programme development and design; project/programme evaluation and impact assessment; governance review
  • Performance measurement and improvement , including implementing an outcomes approach
  • Impact reporting
  • Organisational development – working with individuals and teams to strengthen the capacity to deliver and achieve objectives
  • Strategic and business planning and review
  • Governance review and strengthening
  • Managing change
  • Mentoring, facilitation and team building
  • Programme planning, implementation and review

Recent Assignments

  • Revolving Doors Agency – Interim Chief Executive
  • Thames Reach – cost benefit analysis of service user employment programmes
  • hact – supporting two local initiatives as part of their national Collaborate programme
  • CLG - Review of responses to draft strategy to end rough sleeping
  • New Horizon Youth Centre – training on reporting to funders
  • Fatherhood Institute – facilitating a Board and staff awayday


Kevin holds a B.Tech from Brunel University and a Certificate in Systems Management from the Open University

Contact Details

Telephone:  020 8123 8579

Mobile:  07779 992406

Email:  click here to send an email


Some Little Known Facts About Kevin

My job from hell was when I worked for six months on the commodity futures market on Wall Street, New York.  It was the greatest learning experience of my life.  I hated it and knew then what I did not want to do with my life.

My dream job was working for Save the Children in Sudan. I’m not sure it felt it at the time, as it was demanding in the extreme.  But it gave back so much more than it took.

Something I’m good at? Well, I’m quite good at taking taking photos.  My claim to fame is to have had one printed on the front page of a national daily – the Morning Star.  It was a picture of a teddy bear’s stall at a fundraising event.

The greatest love of my love – my kids.  I was 40 when Maisie came along and life changed forever.  For the better.  Thankfully no-one told me before that about teenage daughters.

My favourite form of transport is the bike.  I’m constantly amazed at the ability to get around under your own steam.  However, I can’t work out how everyone else does it so much faster than me.Why did I join the Pullens Group?  I need to belong.