Patrick Ryan Chief Executive Hestia

Patrick joined Hestia as CEO in March 2002 during which time it has grown from a small West London charity, to delivering life changing services across London, including supporting survivors of domestic abuse, modern slavery and those struggling with their mental health.

It is the home of domestic abuse and sexual violence campaign UK SAYS NO MORE which developed Safe Spaces to enable victims of domestic abuse to access support on their local high street.

Under Patrick’s leadership, Hestia developed the Bright Sky domestic abuse app with Vodafone and its Everyone’s Business programme offers bespoke domestic abuse support to employers, running alongside the free Respond to Abuse advice line and website.

Patrick is a UKCP registered psychoanalytic psychotherapist with a particular interest in trauma.