St Mungo’s Broadway Author Bios

Who better to talk about homelessness issues and the matters that affect homeless people than those who work hard every day to ensure that the needs of homeless people are recognised and met? Our blog authors deal with the issues of homelessness every day, so they are well placed as writers of informative articles in this subject area.

Howard Sinclair

Chief Executive
Howard’s first job in the social care field was as a Nursing Assistant in 1978 and he has had a range of roles within the statutory and voluntary sectors since.

Howard joined Broadway Homelessness and Support as Chief Executive in 2002 and became St Mungo’s Broadway Chief Executive following the merger between St Mungo’s and Broadway in April 2014.

Howard enjoys his work enormously and he is extremely proud of the quality of the service that St Mungo’s Broadway provides to clients. He said: “The passion, dedication and creativity of my colleagues at St Mungo’s Broadway never ceases to amaze me. Both in terms of my work personally, and in the aims of St Mungo’s Broadway, our motivation comes from a genuine commitment to turning people’s lives around.”

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Tanya English

Executive Director of Strategy and Policy

With a background in arts marketing and charity fundraising, Tanya joined St Mungo’s in 2001 to lead its communications and charitable fundraising functions. Her team now works on St Mungo’s media, public affairs, campaigning, promotional and fundraising activities.

She is proud of her track record in raising much-needed charity income for St Mungo’s, in raising the profile of St Mungo’s important work with and for homeless people, and ensuring that the needs and successes, of homeless and vulnerable people are kept in the public eye.

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Charles Fraser

Former Chief Executive

Charles Fraser joined St Mungo’s as a hostel worker in 1980, and was Chief Executive for 20 years from 1994-2014. Before that he was deputy director, responsible for St Mungo’s operations, and prior to that worked in a number of frontline services.

As well as setting up projects, he led on many innovations in the fields of training, work and health to ensure that St Mungo’s remains London’s principal agency tackling homelessness and rough sleeping.

He mentors a Homeless Health Peer Advocate for a project supported by NHS Westminster, and is an ambassador for Make Justice Work. The Evening Standard has cited him as one of the “1,000 Most Influential Londoners” in 2009 and 2010. He was appointed CBE in 2007.

Charles stepped down in April 2014 when St Mungo’s merged with Broadway to become St Mungo’s Broadway.

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Christin Marshall

Recovery Group Manager

Christin joined in 2011 from 2Care, a national mental health charity, where she worked in Operational Management. She previously worked for three years for the London Borough of Hillingdon and London Borough of Brent. Prior to that she worked for a large Australian Health Care Group in the area of Community Services, demonstrating a wide knowledge of key issues whilst bring an international perspective to the team. She is also a graduate of Flinders University, South Australia.

Her new role is part of St Mungo’s further embedding of the recovery approach at the core of its support for homeless and vulnerable people.

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Russell Benson

Community and Events Officer

Originally from Birmingham, Russell graduated from the University of Manchester with a degree in Management in 2001. His first job was working on the Poppy Appeal with the Royal British Legion, before moving to the daffodil flowers of Marie Curie Cancer Care and joined the St Mungo’s team in November 2010.

Working in the community and events team, Russell supports those participants who take part in events for St Mungo’s. These include events we organise, such as abseils, Carol Concert, Woolly Hat Day, as well as those events organised externally, such as Royal Parks Half Marathon, London Triathlon, overseas challenges and also supporting those who organise their own events or challenges on behalf of St Mungo’s. Russell also liaises with Schools, religious groups and other community groups who wish to support St Mungo’s.

Russell enjoys the occasional challenge, and has cycled from Lithuania to Latvia, run two marathons, London & Paris and last October, climbed Mount Kilimanjaro.

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