Ewan is CEO of Cyrenians, a charity tackling the causes and consequences of homelessness. A former Convener of Education and Leader of Edinburgh City Council and CoSLA spokesperson on Education, Ewan has over 30 years’ experience in the Public and 3rd sectors. He founded the National Prison Visitor Centre Steering group, the Ripple Project, the Youth Bus Trust and two Credit Unions. He is a Council member of the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce, chairing its Inspiring Communities Network. Ewan is a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts, board member of the Ripple Project and a former Chair of BBC Children in Need Scotland Grants Committee. He is an advisor to Circle Scotland, former Co- chair of the Edges of Care workgroup for the Independent Review of Care, a member of the Scottish Governments Rapid Rehousing Transition Plans Delivery Group and the Regional Council of the Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Regional Deal. He was a member of the CoSLA Commission on Strengthening Local Democracy and in 2018 he was received the SCVO Charity Awards Leading Light Award.