John-Mark McCafferty is Chief Executive with Threshold, the National Housing Charity, whose aim is to prevent homelessness through advice, tenancy protection and advocacy. He took up this position in January 2017. Prior to Threshold John-Mark was Head of Social Justice and Policy with the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, working on policies including income, utilities policy, child poverty, financial inclusion, housing and sustainable development. John-Mark also represented SVP during Social Partnership programmes and was a National Economic and Social Council (NESC) member. He holds a Masters in Development Studies from UCD, is a Geography graduate from Glasgow University and worked for the Combat Poverty Agency in Ireland and also Scottish Homes, the national social housing agency.