Staff team


Peter Kelly



Annie McCormack

Development Officer


Nicky Bowman

Research Officer


Ralph Hartley

Policy Officer


Becky Hothersall

Development Officer


Sheena McBeth

Projects Officer

Isla McIntosh

Isla McIntosh

Senior Communities and Networks Officer

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Chloe Campbell

Policy and Parliamentary Officer

Aditi Portrait

Aditi Jehangir

Living Wage Accreditation Officer

Katie Cunningham portrait

Katie Cunningham

Living Wage Projects Assistant


David Reilly

Communities and Networks Manager

Steven Drew

Community Participation Officer


Lydia Murphy

Development Officer


Andrew Bogan

Finance & Business Manager


Isla Gildea

Finance Officer


Anna Murphy

Administrative Assistant


Lynn Anderson

Living Wage Scotland Manager

Patricia Di Tommaso

Living Wage Project Assistant


Anna Hirvonen

Living Wage Accreditation Officer


Rachel Morrison-McCormick

Living Wage Projects Coordinator


Judit Preiss

Living Wage Administrative Assistant


Ruth Boyle

Policy & Campaigns Manager


David Eyre

Communications Officer


Alyson Laird

Campaigns Officer

Fiona McHardy

Fiona McHardy

Research and Information Manager


Dr Laura Robertson

Senior Research Officer


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

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