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Meet the team

Jamie LivingstoneJamie Livingstone, Head of Oxfam Scotland

Jamie was appointed Head of Oxfam Scotland in late 2013 having joined as Campaigns and Communications Manager in 2011. Jamie was previously a print and broadcast journalist, including Political Correspondent on STV News. In his current role, he oversees Oxfam's policy, advocacy, campaigns and communications in Scotland, as well as our project activity. Jamie is also a Director of Stop Climate Chaos Scotland and plays a leading role within the Disasters Emergency Committee in Scotland. 
Tel: +44 141 285 8854 Twitter: @JamiePolitics

Anne Kane, Curriculum Advisor

Oxfam believes Education for Global Citizenship can equip young people with the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes to secure their own well-being and build a better world than the one they have inherited. Anne's role is to support teachers and influence decision-makers in education to embed Global Citizenship in the curriculum in Scotland. 
Tel: +44 141 285 8887


Lisa Stewart, Campaigns and Communications Manager

Lisa joined Oxfam in 2015 and leads on the design, delivery and monitoring of Oxfam's campaigns and communications output in Scotland. It is Lisa's job to coordinate high quality advocacy and leading supporter engagement, across global and domestic issues. Lisa has experience in journalism, media relations and corporate social responsibility. 
Tel: +44 141 285 8874


Anela Anwar, Programme Manager

Anela's role is to help Oxfam challenge poverty and inequality in the UK through developing and implementing innovative and ambitious programmes. She leads and supports the design, development, delivery and evaluation of programmes in the UK, which aim to identify and tackle the root causes of poverty and empower people living in poverty. Anela has fourteen years' experience in Scotland's third sector working with the vulnerable and disadvantaged. 
Tel: +44 141 285 8861 Twitter: @AnelaAnwar

TBC, Media and Communications Officer

TBC's role is to deal with all media enquiries and to generate as much positive media coverage as possible for Oxfam Scotland's work and campaigns. They are also responsible for Oxfam Scotland's social media activity and for communicating with its many supporters across Scotland. TBC's role is to deal with all media enquiries and to generate as much positive media coverage as possible for Oxfam Scotland's work and campaigns. 
Tel: +44 141 285 8875

Ryan McQuigg, Policy and Public Affairs Manager

Ryan's role is to keep Oxfam Scotland up-to-date regarding parliamentary affairs and the passage of relevant legislation at the Scottish, UK and European Parliaments. He identifies opportunities where Oxfam Scotland can make a relevant contribution to the legislative progress and various consultations by ensuring issues such as poverty and social justice are fully advanced to all levels of decision makers.
Tel: + 44 (0)141 285 8871
Mobile: +44 7894 909346

Imogen Adams, Office Manager

Imogen and Gill job-share and act as office managers, supporting the day-to-day running of the office, working with head office teams and liaising with suppliers. They are also administrators for the Campaigns and Policy team within Oxfam Scotland, providing logistical, HR and finance support. 

Tel: +44 141 285 8858

Gill Armstrong, Office Manager

Gill and Imogen job-share and act as office managers, supporting the day-to-day running of the office, working with head office teams and liaising with suppliers. They are also administrators for the Campaigns and Policy team within Oxfam Scotland, providing logistical, HR and finance support. 
Tel:  +44 141 285 8872


Adrian Doherty, Social & Digital Media Volunteer

Adrian's long-term voluntary role involves publishing press releases and events to our blog; creating and editing images and video; looking after our full suite of digital assets and social networks, particularly out-of-hours; helping support staff and volunteers in all aspects of social and digital media. He also works full-time in his own day-job as an experienced IT professional. 
Tel:  +44 7796 918007 Twitter: @EarthyAndroid

Francis Stuart, Policy and Research Advisor

Francis is Research and Policy Advisor for Oxfam's UK Poverty Programme in Scotland. Most recently he has been leading a participatory research study with low paid workers on what makes for 'decent work'. Francis also works closely with colleagues at the University of West of Scotland as part of the UWS-Oxfam partnership. Prior to joining Oxfam, Francis worked as a Policy Officer for the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations and as a Parliamentary Officer for Friends of the Earth Scotland. He is a board member of Falkland Estate Trust. Tel: +44 141 285 8859 Twitter: @FrancisStuart1 

Suzanne Crimin, Business Support and Special Projects Officer 

Suzanne provides business support for the UK Programme with a focus on restricted income contracts, and support for projects requiring additional capacity - particularly in their development and set-up. The UK Programme team works to identify and challenge the root causes of poverty in the UK. We do this through evidence based direct advocacy, by empowering people living in poverty to speak out and by connecting global and UK perspectives and solutions. Tel: +44 141 285 8883


Oxfam Scotland Fundraising

Angus Nelson, Head of Fundraising for Oxfam Scotland

Angus has worked in fundraising at a senior level for a broad range of organisations including Friends of the Earth, British Heart Foundation and Alzheimer's Society. His remit has predominately focussed on generating income from institutional funders, high net worth individuals, charitable trusts and legacies. As Head of Fundraising, Angus works closely with the wider Fundraising team in Oxford, and is responsible for generating long-term sustainable financial support, from Scottish sources, for priority Oxfam programmes overseas. Tel: 0141 285 8863

Peppy Sparrow, Fundraising Manager

Peppy has worked in both fundraising and programme management roles for a wide range of voluntary sector organisations including Barnardo's, VSO and WaterAid. As Fundraising Manager, she is responsible for developing partnerships that generate income for Oxfam's international programme work. Peppy's role involves working with a varied portfolio of Oxfam supporters including institutional funders, high net worth individuals, charitable trusts and private sector organisations. Tel: 0141 285 8864

Joe Dyer, Fundraising Manager

Joe's role is to coordinate Oxfam's face to face fundraising in Scotland, generating financial support from the public and managing a team of public-facing fundraisers. Joe has worked for several in-house charities and agencies throughout Scotland. Tel: 0141 285 8864

Maren Thompson, Fundraising Officer

Maren has worked in a number of project management and coordination roles in the third sector for Transparency International and Mercy Corps, as well as for consultancy firms such as ITAD Ltd. As Fundraising Officer, Maren is responsible for generating income for Oxfam's UK and international programmes by supporting a portfolio of high value givers and identifying prospective donors through research and networking. In addition, Maren manages selected projects and provides administrative support to Oxfam's Philanthropy and Partnerships team. Tel: 0141 285 8873

Other Oxfam Staff in Scotland

Lindsey McColl, Performance Effectiveness Manager

Lindsay works for the UK Policy, Programmes & Campaign Team, providing support on monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning (MEAL). This includes systems and processes that help the Campaigns and Programme Team deliver an effective programme. 

Tel: +44 141 285 8853

Katherine Trebeck, Global Research Policy Adviser

Katherine is global research policy adviser in Oxfam's research team where she is exploring an economy that delivers social justice, good lives, vibrant communities and which protects the planet. In doing so she is particularly interested in steps towards a -new economic paradigm- and how countries such as the UK, Brazil, South Africa and India might move towards this. 
Tel +44 141 285 8881 Twitter: @KTrebeck

Sarah Watson, Food & Climate Public Campaign Manager, Global Campaigns Team

Sarah's role is to lead the global campaigns team working to our food and climate justice campaign. She develops public engagement strategies for Oxfam GB and Oxfam International, particularly around key global decision making moments. Sarah's team also works to support smaller affiliates and Southern countries to build their capacity to deliver effective campaigns.
Tel: +44 (0) 141 285 8888

Sara Cowan, Humanitarian Campaign Coordinator, Oxfam International, UK

Sara works with campaign teams around the world supporting implementation of campaigns on the most urgent humanitarian crises of our times. These campaigns work to ensure people affected by conflicts and disasters have a right to live in safety and dignity, free from violence, to have clean water, shelter and food, and for people to have to be heard and to take control of their own lives.
Tel: + 44 (0) 7557 205295 Twitter: @sara_cowan 

Oxfam Scotland Advisory Group

Anna Ritchie Allan

Anna has nine years' experience of working on women's labour market and economic equality issues. Since 2013, she has been Manager of Close the Gap, a partnership initiative which works in Scotland on women's participation in the labour market. Anna has an interest in violence against women, and is Chair of Glasgow Rape Crisis Centre. 

She is a member of the Scottish Women's Budget Group, Vice Chair of the Glasgow GMB General Apex branch, and participates in a number of public body equality advisory groups. 

Simon Bateson

Simon started out as an editor, then went on to develop events and new audiences at the British Museum, where he led communications around a special year of Africa programming in 2005, alongside campaigns work with Make Poverty History. From 2006 to 2008, he worked as a filmmaker and community educator with Christian Aid, VSO and the World Development Movement, in Scotland, South Africa, Israel-Palestine and Sierra Leone, working on a number of climate change and economic justice campaigns.

He founded Take One Action in 2008 and is currently its Artistic Director. Take One Action is the UK's leading social change film festival, inspiring and supporting tens of thousands of people each year to be the change they want to see in the world.

Laura Chow

Laura is Deputy Head of Charities for the People's Postcode Lottery.  Previously she worked for over 10 years in corporate philanthropy roles in Finance. Starting in Hong Kong with Goldman Sachs then Credit Suisse, she ran employee volunteering initiatives and corporate giving programmes across Asia. Then in the UK, she worked for RBS where she was highly commended in the Asian Women of Achievement Awards 2014 for leading the bank's first global fundraising campaign which was focussed on lifting communities out of poverty by focussing on support for girls.

Before working in Finance, Laura was a Youth Services Co-ordinator for a Hong Kong charity. At present she volunteers with the NSPCC Speak out Stay safe and is on the board of YouthLink Scotland.

Gary Deans

An independent tax expert, Gary is a qualified Chartered Account who has worked in the professional services sector for over 26 years. This has included strategic roles within companies, including chairing Employee Community Service programmes, as well as assisting clients assess their own strategic options. He has strong international contacts.  Gary is also a member of the Advisory Board for MSc Management at Imperial College, London, and the Advisory Council of the Institute for Family Business.

Dr Andrew Goudie

Andrew has been Special Adviser to the Vice Chancellor and Principal of the University of Strathclyde, and a Visiting Professor, since 2011.   He was formerly Chief Economic Adviser to the Scottish Government from 1999 to 2011 and Director General in the Scottish Government. 

Prior to this, Andrew was a Research Officer at the Department of Applied Economics at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Queens' College, Cambridge. He then joined the World Bank in Washington DC as Senior Economist. In 1995, he worked as Principal Economist at the Development Centre at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development in Paris; and, in 1996, became the Chief Economist for the Overseas Development Administration / Department for International Development.

Gavin Stewart (Chair)

Gavin's career has been spent in the financial services industry primarily with Insurance and Investment Management companies across a range of different disciplines from IT to Marketing. He was Chief Executive of Resolution Asset Management for over 5 years.

He has been a long term Oxfam supporter and has been involved with the Enterprise Development Programme from its early days and now sits on its Board. He is involved with the Small Enterprise Impact Investment Fund where he is on the Investment Advisory Committee and from its founding in 2010 he has been the Chair of the Oxfam Scotland Advisory Group. He is also a Trustee of Oxfam GB.

Gavin has been involved in a number of other voluntary roles including chairing his local school board, working with Pilotlight charity, and being a member of the Glasgow University Investment Advisory Committee.