ICC Team and Organisational Structure

At ICC, we strive to ensure the maximum amount of resources are used directly to provide support and assistance to our beneficiaries.  The majority of the team are volunteers, and include beneficiaries who help the day-to- day running of our projects.  

Board of Trustees:

The Board of Trustees are responsible for ensuring the charity adheres to its legal, financial and statutory obligations, maintaining its adherence to the charity vision and for overseeing its operations.  They make strategic and operational decisions for the charity, drawing from the expertise and insight of the Board of Advisors whenever needed.  The Board of Trustees are responsible for the management of the charity.

Head of Mission:

The Head of Mission has responsibility for the day-to-day supervision and management of the charity's operations.  She is also one of the trustees, and therefore although her role is full-time, it is completely unpaid.  She is assisted by the operational team, the Board of Advisors and the Board of Trustees.

('Head of Mission' is the title of the senior member of a consulate or embassy in the diplomatic setting.  We use this title to describe the corresponding position in our organisation.)

Board of Advisors:

The trustees are assisted by external voluntary advisors who provide insight, expertise and professional advice, so that the Board of Trustees are able to make informed and accountable decisions.

Fr. Iakavos Andriopoulos is a well-respected figure in the Greek Orthodox Church, who provides political and inter-denominational advice within the Greek context.

Mr. Alizadeh is an Iranian refugee who provides valuable insight into matters relating to Persian/Middle Eastern culture, specifically issues and challenges facing Christian refugees and beneficiaries of the charity.

Security Advisor* - with experience in Middle Eastern affairs, who advises on operational security, counter-terrorism and hate-crime.

(*Some names are not publicly listed for security reasons)

Operational Team:

The team on the ground in Greece who ensure day-to-day operations are carried out successfully, and to a high standard, consist of volunteers and contractors (where appropriate or needed) including:

    • House of Faith Centre Manager (full-time contractor, Greek)
    • Security and Operations 
    • Lawyer (Greek)
    • Accountant  (Greek)
    • Interpreters (skilled beneficiaries from Iran, Iraq and Syria)
    • Safe House Supervisors 
    • Handyman  (local Greek)
    • Electrician  (qualified refugee)
    • House of Faith Centre volunteer team (visiting volunteers & trained beneficiaries)

Many of ICC's beneficiaries decide to volunteer with us because they value the community-focussed, family atmosphere of ICC, and want to contribute.  As beneficiaries, their voices are important and they take great pride in being able to be part of the team at ICC, ensuring that others can receive help and support as they have.