Graham Owen is currently Director of Social Services in the municipality of Trosa, Sweden. He is chairman of the Association of Directors of Social Services regional committee in Sörmland and a member of the national board. At board level he is responsible for liaising with ESN and sits on the ESN board. Graham is also chairman of the board of the regional research and development unit in Sörmland. After receiving a Psychology degree and subsequent Social Work qualification Graham has enjoyed a long and varied career in public social services in the UK and Sweden. In between he spent five years in private social services in the USA. After entering social service management some 30 years ago Graham has a wide experience of children’s and adult services, integrated work with schools and social services and community based services for a range of user groups. Migration and integration of newly arrived refugees has been a particular focus in recent years.
Outside of the professional sphere Graham enjoys mustering support in Sweden for the blue and amber Shrewsbury League 1 football team and enjoying hikes on the trails of the Swedish countryside.