Julie MaGahan

Living Wage Programme Manager (Scotland)

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 Programme Manager (Scotland)

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. 





Lynn Cunningham

Living Wage Accreditation Officer (Scotland)


Starting off as a Welfare Rights Officer, Lynn has worked in the field of poverty prevention for the past 25 years. Previous posts have included managing director of Craigowl Communities, a skills and training charity in Dundee, as well as being the national development officer for adult financial capability with Education Scotland. With experience of working across Scotland, Lynn was the East Scotland Champion with the DWP’S Now Let’s Talk Money campaign, and was an advisor to the Money for Life programme delivered through Colleges Development Network.


Lynn has made Dundee her home for the past 23 years, loves gardening and taking her wee dog for walks.


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.  Her personal goals for this year are to create a stained glass window for her new home and 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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