Julie McGahan

Living Wage Scotland Manager

Julie joined the Poverty Alliance in April 2014 when the Scottish Living Wage Accreditation Initiative was established. As Programme Manager, Julie is responsible for ensuring the Initiative delivers its objectives. This involves supporting the Living Wage Accreditation team's work with employers across Scotland, and working together with partners including the Living Wage Foundation, the Scottish Government and a range of organisations from the public, private and third sector.

Prior to working with the Poverty Alliance, Julie worked with NHS Health Scotland in a variety of roles, including with the Scottish Public Health Network and the Scottish Centre for Healthy Working Lives. She has an M.A. in Literary Studies and a Masters in Public Health from the University of Glasgow.

Julie has a young son, and enjoys yoga, reading and listening to old vinyl records. She is also a qualified masseuse.

 

 

Jack Evans

Living Wage Scotland Manager

Jack has a degree in Political Studies from the University of Glasgow. Prior to joining the Poverty Alliance, Jack worked in a variety of roles in the private sector and also with UK Sport Anti-Doping Control. Immediately prior to joining the Poverty Alliance he was a logistics manager with Hennes & Mauritz AB  (H & M) a Swedish multinational retail-clothing company.  Jack was also responsible for sustainability at H&M Scotland.

Jack is a qualified sailing instructor and plays golf, football and tennis regularly.

 

 

Lynn Anderson

Living Wage Places National Coordinator (Scotland)

Lynn graduated with a degree in Public Policy from the University of Glasgow and went on to work in a number of Third Sector roles with the Wisegroup and Energy Saving Trust. Immediately prior to joining the Poverty Alliance, Lynn worked in a management position at Citizens Advice Direct for over 4 years. 
 
Lynn has a young son named Jack. When time allows, Lynn is a keen reader, enjoys watching movies and loves a good debate on social policy issues. She is partial to a good French Martini from time-to-time. 
 
 

Christine McCaig

Living Wage Accreditation Officer

Christine has an honours degree in Geography from the University of Strathclyde where she took a particular interest in geopolitics. Christine then went on to join the British Red Cross Refugee Services where she supported refugee and asylum seeking women in Glasgow during the ante and postnatal stages of pregnancy. She then spent just under two years working in the third sector, supporting people in the homeless system in order to secure permanent housing, integrate them into their new surroundings and deal with the daily challenges caused by acute poverty.

Christine has a young son who enjoys the outdoors, so in her spare time they like to go on adventures together. After said adventures, Christine likes to unwind with a glass of red wine.

 

Iain Russell

Living Wage Accreditation Officer

Iain has an honours degree in Humanities with English Language, and has qualifications in Social Sciences and Training and Development. With a background in corporate training, he has worked mainly in economic development since 2004, fulfilling key employer engagement roles with Third Sector charity and local regeneration organisations. Prior to joining the Living Wage Scotland team at The Poverty Alliance, Iain worked as an Economic Development Officer with a Scottish local authority.

Iain spent ten years living and working abroad, including establishing a small training business, and also has experience working in a global context for a major life sciences company.

A would-be cartoonist regularly found wandering in his local countryside with four-legged companion, Hamish.

 

Rachel Morrison

Living Wage Accreditation Officer

Rachel gained her honours degree in International Studies from The Open University in 2017. She has spent the last 8 years working in luxury retail for Goldsmiths the Jewellers, progressing into management 4 years ago working in the flagship Scottish store and smaller stores. This allowed her to develop strong people skills working with a variety of people in the private sector.

Rachel is an avid reader and loves nothing more than curling up with a good book. But can be tempted away from this by the offer of a cocktail.

 

Patricia Di-Tommaso

Administration Assistant

Tricia has many, too many to mention, years of administrative experience working in all sectors. Although she admits that all her report cards described her as “very easily distracted” we think this makes her an excellent multi-tasker!  Outside of work, she enjoys beachcombing, listening to vinyl and reading American crime and French classic fiction.  At present, she has a bit of an obsession with DIY and is trying to improve her poker playing skills.

 

Lesley Sherwood

Administration Assistant

Lesley joined the Poverty Alliance in June 2016 as a part time Administrative Assistant.  Her first job was as a shorthand typist in the circulation department at DC Thomson in Glasgow and her most recent employment was as an administrator with Cosgrove Care in Giffnock.   
 
Lesley completed a secretarial course in Langside College, Glasgow back when you learned how to use a Gestetner Machine for copying documents. Lesley spent 10 years living and working in Copenhagen and is really enjoying the arrival of Nordic noir to our television screens! 

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