Francis is a communications and housing expert who is the current Head of Communications at Peter McVerry Trust, the national housing and homeless charity, where he has worked since 2012. Francis has over 10 years’ experience working in the political and NGO sectors.

Prior to his work at Peter McVerry Trust he spent a number of years working with a Global Trade Union Federation in the textile and garment sector working to boost the capacity of unions in Asia, Africa and Latin America. He has also worked for a number of years in the European Parliament in Brussels specialising in the areas of Regional Development and Transport and Tourism. He is also the current PRO for the Donegal Association Dublin.