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

Anela Anwar, Programme Manager

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

Rebecca Lozza, Media & Communications Officer

Rebecca's role is to deal with all media enquiries & to generate as much positive media coverage as possible for Oxfam Scotland's work & campaigns. She is also responsible for Oxfam Scotland's social media activity & for communicating with its many supporters across Scotland. Tel: +44 141 285 8875 Mobile: +44 7880 785159

Ryan McQuigg, Policy & Public Affairs Manager

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

Gill Armstrong, Office & Business Support Manager

Gill leads on business compliance & management for the UKP Scotland team within Oxfam Scotland, providing finance, logistical & systems support. She also coordinates the day-to-day running of the office, working with all Oxfam Scotland staff, liaising with head office teams & maintaining relationships with suppliers. Tel: +44 141 285 8872


Adrian Doherty, Social & Digital Media Volunteer

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

Suzanne Crimin, Future Skills Project & Training Coordinator

Suzanne's role is to lead on the set up and delivery of our exciting new UK wide project Future Skills. Working with other organisations and individuals to support women as they learn new skills, build confidence and meet new people through a combination of volunteering in Oxfam shops, training workshops and individual coaching as part of Oxfam's wider Women United strategy. 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 @scrimin5

Mary Anne MacLeod, Research & Policy, A Menu For Change

Mary Anne leads the policy, research & advocacy work of A Menu for Change project. Her role involves the collection & analysis of data on food insecurity & food bank use in Scotland to inform policy & practice change. She has been doing research in this area since 2014. Prior to joining Oxfam she worked as a Research Officer at Poverty Alliance, & her doctoral research examines the rise of food aid in both Scotland & Finland. Tel: +44 141 285 8865

Polly JonesPolly Jones, Project Manager, A Menu for Change

Polly manages the A Menu for Change project, which is a 3 year project tackling food insecurity in Scotland. Polly has twenty years of experience working on policy and campaigns for a range of civil society organisations. Prior to her move to Scotland, she was head of policy and campaigns at Global Justice Now (formerly the World Development Movement) and spent 10 years working for public sector union UNISON. She is an expert on the delivery of public services; committed to exposing the root causes of poverty (at home and internationally); and has a record of working with others to deliver change. Tel: +44 141 285 8857

Meghan O'NeillMeghan O'Neill, Campaigns and Engagement Officer/Oxfam Representatives Coordinator

Meghan's role is to support an ever-growing network of campaigners across Scotland. She she helps campaigners organise events, promotes the network both on and offline, speaks publicly about Oxfam's campaigns, and helps deliver training and workshops to help develop campaigners skills. She also coordinates and supports over 100 volunteer speakers across the UK who go into youth groups, schools, churches, businesses and community organisations to speak about and promote the work of Oxfam. Tel: +44 141 285 8858

Rhiannon SimsRhiannon Sims, Policy and Research Officer

Rhiannon is Research & Policy Officer for Oxfam's UK Poverty Programme in Scotland. Rhiannon's work focuses on furthering Oxfam's research on decent work and developing policy proposals for tackling poverty and inequality in Scotland. Rhiannon also works closely with colleagues at the University of West of Scotland as part of the UWS-Oxfam partnership. Prior to joining Oxfam, Rhiannon worked as a Policy Officer for Citizens Advice Scotland, specialising in social security benefits. Tel: +44 141 285 8859

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 & Alzheimer's Society. His remit has predominately focussed on generating income from institutional funders, high net worth individuals, charitable trusts & legacies. As Head of Fundraising, Angus works closely with the wider Fundraising team in Oxford, & is responsible for generating long-term sustainable financial support, from Scottish sources, for priority Oxfam programmes overseas. Tel: +44 141 285 8863

Peppy Sparrow, Fundraising Manager

Peppy has worked in both fundraising & programme management roles for a wide range of voluntary sector organisations including Barnardo's, VSO & 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 & private sector organisations. Tel: +44 141 285 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 & managing a team of public-facing fundraisers. Joe has worked for several in-house charities & agencies throughout Scotland. Tel: +44 141 285 8864

  Lauren Opstad, Fundraising Officer

Lauren joined the Philanthropy and Partnerships team after moving to Scotland from Seattle, Washington, where she was working for Landesa, a non-profit focusing on land rights in developing countries. As Fundraising Officer, Lauren is responsible for generating income for Oxfam's UK & international programmes by supporting a portfolio of high value givers & identifying prospective donors through research & networking. In addition, Lauren manages selected projects & provides administrative support to Oxfam's Philanthropy & Partnerships team.

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 & learning (MEAL). This includes systems & processes that help the Campaigns & Programme Team deliver an effective programme. Tel: +44 141 285 8853

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 & disasters have a right to live in safety & dignity, free from violence, to have clean water, shelter & food, & for people to have to be heard & to take control of their own lives. Tel: +44 7557 205295 Twitter: @sara_cowan 

Oxfam Scotland Advisory Group

The Oxfam Scotland Advisory Group is an unpaid, non-governance body which supports the work of the Oxfam team in Scotland on an advisory basis.

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Simon Bateson

Simon started out as an editor, then went on to develop events & 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 & community educator with Christian Aid, VSO & the World Development Movement, in Scotland, South Africa, Israel-Palestine & Sierra Leone, working on a number of climate change & economic justice campaigns.

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

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, & the Advisory Council of the Institute for Family Business.

Dr Andrew Goudie

Andrew has been Special Adviser to the Vice Chancellor & Principal of the University of Strathclyde, & a Visiting Professor, since 2011.   He was formerly Chief Economic Adviser to the Scottish Government from 1999 to 2011 & 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 & 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 & 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 & 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 & has been involved with the Enterprise Development Programme from its early days & now sits on its Board. He is involved with the Small Enterprise Impact Investment Fund where he is on the Investment Advisory Committee & 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, & being a member of the Glasgow University Investment Advisory Committee.