Ian Soars is the newly appointed CEO of Spurgeons Children’s Charity after serving as CEO of Fegans Children’s Charity for seven years. He played an instrumental role in the transfer of Fegans into Spurgeons to become one charity in July 2021, with a vision to join forces to make a greater impact together on the increasing needs of vulnerable children and families in the UK. Ian acted as MD for Fegans Services and Special Projects at Spurgeons before being appointed in his new role as CEO in January 2022. He brings 18-years’ experience at Hays, driving large contract design and delivery when he joined Fegans as Chief Executive.
Ian is a trained parent support worker and focuses on how we can raise our children to be resilient and with good mental health. He runs workshops with recently separated parents as part of divorce recovery programmes and works with families in their homes to help support parents to be the best they can be. The charity’s parent support, intervention and training programme provide families in need with skills to help them become self-sufficient and break generational cycles of behaviour.
Outside of the world of parent support, Ian spends time with his wife and three teenage daughters, is learning to box and attends Kings Church in Eastbourne where he lives.