Staff team

peter_kelly

Peter Kelly

Director

anne_mccormack

Annie McCormack

Development Officer

nicky_bowman

Nicky Bowman

Research Officer

ralph_hartley

Ralph Hartley

Policy Officer

Becky_Hothersall

Becky Hothersall

Development Officer

Sheena_McBeth

Sheena McBeth

Projects Officer

Isla McIntosh

Isla McIntosh

Senior Communities and Networks Officer

david_reilly

David Reilly

Communities and Networks Manager

Steven Drew

Community Participation Officer

lydia_murphy

Lydia Murphy

Development Officer

andrew_bogan

Andrew Bogan

Finance & Business Manager

isla_gildea

Isla Gildea

Finance Officer

anna_murphy

Anna Murphy

Administrative Assistant

lynn_anderson

Lynn Anderson

Living Wage Scotland Manager

christine_mccaig

Christine McCaig

Living Wage Projects Coordinator

Patricia Di Tommaso

Living Wage Project Assistant

anna_hirvonen

Anna Hirvonen

Living Wage Accreditation Officer

Rachel_Morrison-McCormick

Rachel Morrison-McCormick

Living Wage Accreditation Officer

muireann_o_sullivan

Muireann O’Sullivan

Living Wage Project Assistant

judit_preiss

Judit Preiss

Living Wage Administrative Assistant

ruth_boyle

Ruth Boyle

Policy & Campaigns Manager

david_eyre

David Eyre

Communications Officer

alyson_laird

Alyson Laird

Campaigns Officer

Fiona McHardy

Fiona McHardy

Research and Information Manager

laura_robertson

Dr Laura Robertson

Senior Research Officer

paul_pearson

Dr Paul Pearson

Research Officer

Board members

The Poverty Alliance is governed by a board which is elected by full members each year at the AGM. The board sets the strategic direction of the organisation and meets regularly.

Community Activists Advisory Group

The Community Activists Advisory Group brings together community activists with lived experience of issues relating to poverty to engage with the Poverty Alliance staff, the board, and other agencies on topical issues of mutual interest. The main purpose of the group is get the voices of people with lived experience to be heard and to influence policy and practice at national and local levels. CAAG meets at least five times a year and is a regular platform that provides an evidence base and sounding board on lived experience to inform Poverty Alliance’s grassroots engagement and policy work.

In the last few years, the group has contributed to the Poverty Alliance’s work on social security for Scotland, the Fairer Scotland Action Plan including Fairer Scotland for Disabled People with a focus on employment, the Scottish Government’s Public Transport Strategy and our food insecurity work. The group is represented on Glasgow City Council’s Poverty Leadership Panel, the Scottish Government Social Security Experience Panels and the board of the Poverty Alliance. CAAG members have been instrumental in supporting the Poverty Alliance engagement work with a range of other organisations including the Poverty and Inequality Commission, NHS Scotland, Joseph Rowntree Foundation, NHS 24 and Shelter’s Commission on Housing. Members of the group have spoken and participated in meetings at national and European levels.

If you’re interested in joining the community activists group please email David Reilly at david.reilly@povertyalliance.org

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