Jerry Hawthorne KSG
Jerry has been a solicitor since 1974. He specialises in dispute resolution and employment law and has spent most of his career acting for Roman Catholic Dioceses and Catholic Religious Charities. He was the Honorary Solicitor to the visit of Pope John Paul II to Great Britain in 1982 for which he was given the Papal award of Knight of St Gregory (KSG).
Stephen Power SJ
Stephen has been a Jesuit for nearly 35 years, 20 of them spent working for Jesuit Refugee Service in East Africa, in the UK and in Rome. At present he works as British Province Treasurer, living in North London and is the chair of the Jesuit Missions Management Board. Apart from some theological and pastoral studies, Stephen originally studied engineering and industrial relations at postgraduate level. He would like to spend more time in the garden!
Brian Rockliffe OBE
Brian worked as a VSO volunteer in Tanzania in the 70’s and since then has occupied leadership roles across VSO’s work. He is currently Director of the International Citizen Service (ICS) programme and has been Director of VSO Sierra Leone/Liberia, VSO Canada and VSOUK. His passion has been to develop programmes which enable volunteers from the global South to participate fully in VSO programmes and he played a key role in the development of VSO Jitolee (Kenya), VSO Bahaginan (The Philippines) and in VSO’s National Volunteering programmes. He has also championed the role of youth in development.
John retired from teaching in 2013 after 35 years in the profession. He has worked in schools in London, West Sussex and Stoke-on-Trent and his last appointment was Head of St Aloysius’ College, Glasgow, a large Jesuit school. Since retiring John is studying for a PhD at Glasgow University. His main interest is the Church’s teaching on other religions and its implications for Catholic religious education.
Catherine has a professional background in International Development, working as CEO to Responding in Conflict and in senior roles with both CAFOD and VSO. She has a MA in Leading Innovation and Change and is currently finishing a PhD exploring the apostolic impulse among elderly women religious sisters in the UK. She is now a Research Fellow at the Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology in Cambridge and is Co-Director of the research project ‘Religious Life for Women in East and Central Africa: a sustainable future’.