Ian Dowson

Ian worked in housing and homelessness services across the North East and in Leeds/Bradford for over 10 years - coming into contact with MCF whilst managing Bradford Cyrenian's direct access hostel in Manningham. Following a career change in 2016, Ian now works as a practical conservation officer for The Conservation Volunteers in Leeds.

You can usually find him out walking, or on a busman's holiday carrying out conservation activities across the North and Scotland for charities including Trees for Life and the John Muir Trust. 

Ian joined the board in 2018.