Invite a speaker to explore how injustice for the poor is real, but justice for the poor is possible.
With speakers located throughout England, Northern Ireland and Scotland, you can invite an experienced and passionate speaker to come and share with your church, youth group, school or university why justice matters and what can, and is, being done to make it a reality.
Chief Executive Officer
David became the new CEO for IJM UK in 2016, bringing with him over twenty-four years' of experience of leadership and innovation in the Christian not-for-profit sector, combined with a passion for justice. Before joining IJM, David served as the International Director for Tearfund, with a responsibility for Global Programmes, including advocacy, media, network engagement, international communications and global volunteering, as well as developing approaches to tackle sexual and gender-based violence and enhance peace-building. David also acts as a Trustee for a number of other social justice organisations, and is pursuing a Doctorate in Theology and Missiology from Durham University.
Andy Bevan serves as International Justice Mission UK’s Regional Development Executive for Scotland – a role that involves communicating IJM’s work through presentations and meetings across a range of Scottish society, including legal professionals, parliamentarians, churches, community groups, students and the media. Coming from a background of Legal and Theological study, Andy has experience working in Washington D.C. with IJM and Geneva with the United Nations Human Rights Committee.
Ruth serves as IJM’s Regional Development Executive for Ireland, aiming to fuel the global justice movement by drawing attention to issues of everyday violence. She joined IJM in 2011, establishing the new office based in Belfast and since then has helped shape the vision and direction of IJM throughout Ireland. She equips and resources individuals to join the movement, designing and implementing training for volunteers, journeying with church leaders to see their congregations seeking justice and regularly meeting with government leaders and justice professionals to raise the resources and skills necessary for the work of justice. Ruth has spoken extensively about IJM’s work throughout the island, including with the press, to church and community groups and to conferences of a few thousand people!
James Ewins is a barrister, currently in practice in London. From 2009-2010, he worked as Field Office Director for IJM Bangalore where he worked to rescue, release and rehabilitate the victims of forced labour as part of IJMs work to bring the protection of the rule of law to victims of violent injustice. He continues to work for IJM UK as an International Advocate and also serves as the Deputy Chairman of the Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) Slavery Working Group. As part of this, James was involved in the recently published policy study entitled 'It Happens Here: Equipping the United Kingdom to fight modern slavery'.
Regional Development Executive, North England
Esther oversees the work of IJM in the North of England, speaking on issues of justice and prayer at churches, schools, universities and businesses (or to anyone who will listen). After graduating from Durham University, Esther worked in P.R. before joining a team to establish a 24/7 House of Prayer for Europe, in Sunderland (where she still leads prayer and worship). Esther has since trained as an English Teacher, before joining IJM in 2016. She is particularly passionate about prayer and seeing young people and students set on-fire for justice and for global issues!
Chief Operating Officer
Steve serves as the Chief Operating Officer, running many of the day to day operational aspects for IJM UK, supporting the Chief Executive with strategy development and liaising with IJM Global in Washington D.C. Prior to joining IJM, Steve had a successful 33 year career in banking, holding a number of global senior management positions with HSBC Bank. Steve graduated with a BA (Hons) in Economics from Durham University and successfully completed professional banking qualifications with the Institute of Financial Services. He has also completed 3 years with St Paul’s Theological Centre, School of Theology and has a passion for prayer and for justice. He is the Prayer Co-ordinator for his local Church and for a cross denominational ministry.
Regional Development Executive, London and South East England
Passionate about setting the oppressed free, James came to hear of IJM and was convinced that IJM is ending slavery in a more sustainable way than anyone else. He then joined IJM in 2014 as the Community Relations Executive, with a focus on church, student and volunteer engagement. He is currently serving as the Regional Development Executive for London and the South East of England, co-ordinating IJM's involvement with local churches, supporter groups and businesses.