Sharon Hewins, Programme Funding/Trusts and Foundations Manager Sharon joined IRT in September 2018. Her background has been in publishing where she ran a team of editors, publishing academic journals where relationships were key and deadlines were crucial. She is responsible for funding the programmes overseas (maternity cover), organising the yearly budgets for projects, and maintaining good relationships with our overseas partners. She is also responsible for overseeing the Trusts and Foundations department at IRT. This involves acquiring new donor funding, maintaining current firm funding foundation and providing comprehensive progress reports. “This is a new direction for me and one I feel extremely passionate about. IRT is doing remarkable, vital work in improving the lives of refugees and I am excited to be a part of its ongoing success”.