Our People

The people who make up International Service are our volunteers, our community, our staff and our Trustees. Click the button below to find out more about the Trustees who govern International Service, or read on to find out about our senior staff. If you'd be interested in volunteering with International Service, contact us!

Caleb Rowan

Operations Manager

Michael Dockar

Director

Michael has been with International Service since 2013, serving as Director of Corporate Services, becoming Deputy Chief Executive  and is now Executive Director.

Before International Service Michael worked at the Alzheimer’s Society, and before that had a long career in the NHS, mainly in the Ambulance Service where he became Director of Human Resources.

Michael is passionate about environmental issues and likes bicycle maintenance and cycling, and is a long suffering Leeds United supporter.  

Caleb Rowan

Operations Manager

Caleb Rowan joined International Service in 2015 as Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, before joining the management team in 2017. 

Prior to International Service Caleb worked at social research firm Qa Research as an interviewer and team leader specialising in research on sensitive topics including the living wage and poverty and health inequalities.

Caleb's big interests are gender equality and poverty, particularly food poverty. In their spare time they do woodworking, Dungeons and Dragons and play with their toddler.

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Leila Bryant

Project Officer

Leila joined International Service in 2021, having previously worked with Oxfam, The Joseph Rowntree Foundation, and on youth empowerment projects with Care leavers.

 

Together with her current role, Leila is partway through studying for an MA in Applied Human Rights with the University of York, and is on track to graduate in September 2022. Leila’s decision to pursue her MA was influenced by her experiences engaging with local activism around food inequality and homelessness over the past six years.

In her free time Leila enjoys allotment gardening, foraging, camping, sea swimming; and is very likely to ask you about your favourite archaeological site.

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Juliet Pegg

Youth Engagement Coordinator

Juliet joined International Service in March 2021. Having grown up in York, she returned after graduating with a BA in Contemporary Chinese Studies and International Relations from the University of Nottingham. 

 

Alongside her work, Juliet is also involved in climate action and fast fashion campaigns and is an Events Officer for a think tank for Europe-Asia relations.  

In her free time, Juliet enjoys photography, drinking copious amounts of tea, travelling, and trying her best not to mention China in every conversation (so far she's been unsuccessful!).