Paul Chitnis, Director
Paul joined Jesuit Missions in 2012. Prior to this, he was Chief Executive of SCIAF, the international development agency of the Catholic Church in Scotland and held leadership positions at Christian Aid and HCPT.
He has travelled widely in Africa, Asia and Latin America where he has seen at first hand the life-saving and sometimes dangerous work of the Jesuits.
Paul has experience of lobbying political leaders and is a former President of CIDSE, the international network of Catholic social justice organisations. In 1981, Paul set up The Newman Holiday Trust to provide holidays for disabled children in the UK.
Laura Angarita Romero, International Programmes Officer
Laura joined the office in September 2023. A Colombian, she studied Political Science at Javeriana University before completing her masters in Human Rights at Sussex University.
Before Jesuit Missions, Laura worked with Colombian government institutions and UN institutions such as WFP and UNHCR. She has a lot of experience leading projects for vulnerable people, including internally displaced people, refugees and migrants.
Laura manages the international projects financed by Jesuit Missions and leads our relationship with our partners in the Global South.
Nuala Doran, PA/Office Manager
Nuala joined Jesuit Missions in August 2019 as PA to the Director and Office Manager.
Before working at Jesuit Missions she spent over 21 years working for the World’s Learning Company Pearson specialising in internal and external communications and event management.
She ran her own events company and has also worked for a photo booth company managing their events.
Lynn McWilliams, Community Engagement Officer
Lynn joined Jesuit Missions in 2018. Previously she worked in secondary education, teaching in international schools in Italy and Ireland, before coming to St Aloysius’ College, Glasgow in 1993, where she served as head of Religion Education and latterly as Director of Christian Formation.
She has developed and taught courses in Ignatian Spirituality and Catholic Social Teaching. She coordinated the College’s Justice and Peace Society and helped to establish its Romero Centre.
In her current role Lynn works with schools, parishes and university chaplaincies in the British Province of the Society of Jesus, delivering presentations and workshops sharing the diverse stories of Jesuit Missions’ partners.
Pauline Mulombe, Finance Officer
Pauline started working for Jesuit Missions in May 2022. She is AAT qualified and ACCA part qualified.
Polyvalent, she is interested in many things from yoga to politics, this is why she is enjoying working for charities and meeting passionate people.
As a finance professional, she takes pride in her contribution to help a good cause. Her goal is to give the best support possible to Jesuit Missions to help in its objectives, supporting refugees and those living in extreme poverty.
Rebecca Reece, Campaigns and Advocacy Officer
Rebecca joined Jesuit Missions in July 2023. She studied Philosophy and Ethics at the University of Birmingham, writing her dissertation on the Ethics of Commercial Surrogacy in the Global South.
Rebecca previously worked as a research assistant for an environmental theologian and is an author and blogger.
Rebecca coordinates the campaigns and advocacy work for Jesuit Missions, with a focus on climate change, the environment and mining. She works alongside the International Programmes Officer to support advocacy work within our programmes and heads up our young adult engagement.
Adam Shaw, Media and Communications Officer
Adam joined Jesuit Missions in 2023, following a number of years working as a news and features journalist across several media platforms.
His work has seen him cover everything from the Irish in Britain, local politics in north-west London and the UK travel industry.
Adam is responsible for the news, social media and communications output at Jesuit Missions, as well as inputting on a strategy on how best to promote its works.
Jessica Thomas, Supporter Care and Engagement Officer
Jessica started working for Jesuit Missions in April 2023. Her academic background is in History and English, which she studied at Exeter University.
Jessica is the first point of contact for all supporter/donor queries. Previously, as an intern, she worked for an international development organisation’s pro bono broker service, bringing law firms together with development organisations that required their legal expertise.
She is responsible for database management, monitoring our fundraising appeals and evaluating donor satisfaction and care.”