Head of Advocacy
Corporate Services Officer
Head of Policy
Senior Policy Officer
Corporate Services Officer
Head of Finance and Corporate Services
Prior to joining the Trust in 2016 Anna completed the marketing graduate scheme at Centrica with roles across multiple areas including partnerships, research and sales. After this she consulted for two London based start-ups, advising them on increasing their social impact.
Anna has recently finished an MSc in Science and Technology in Society from the University of Edinburgh and has a BSc in Economics from the University of Southampton. During her time as an undergraduate Anna was highly involved in a worldwide social enterprise society, Enactus Southampton, which twice won the UK National competition. She continues to mentor teams across the UK.
Anna is a big film fan and enjoys discovering new places in Edinburgh to enjoy a cup of tea.
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Head of Advocacy
T: 01383 749762 / 07702200155
Douglas leads the Trust’s work across a range of issues, including digital access and inclusion, news media, affordable credit and quality of public space.
He joined the Trust in 2011 as a senior policy officer and has more than a decade of experience in public policy and research. Previously he held senior positions at Consumer Focus Scotland and Blake Stevenson Ltd. He is a member of various expert groups and panels, working with organisations including DCMS, the BBC and the Scottish Government, His work has led directly to positive change in many policy areas.
Douglas has an MA (Hons) in Politics from the University of Edinburgh. He is a Committee Member at Shelter Scotland, a graduate of the ACEVO Emerging Leaders Programme and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He lives in Edinburgh with his wife and son and in his spare time he can be found playing a wide range of different sports.
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Gail joined the Carnegie UK Trust in 2016 from a background in local governance, EU Policy, and executive recruitment. She began her Policy career working for Scotland Europa in Brussels, a membership organisation promoting Scotland’s interests across the institutions of the European Union. Prior to joining the Carnegie UK Trust, she worked in employer engagement at Capital City Partnership, the delivery body for the City of Edinburgh’s employability and skills strategy. Gail has a passion for the fair work, skills and education agenda from her time working as a recruitment researcher for FWB Park Brown. While at Capital City Partnership she was instrumental in improving links between the public and commercial recruitment sectors, and she believes strongly in the value of collaboration across the public, private and third sector to drive social change.
Gail has an MA (Hons) in English and French and a Masters in Creative Writing from the University of Aberdeen, and a Certificate of Market and Social Research from the Market Research Society. She has spent time living in France and Belgium and loves travelling across Europe. She lives in Edinburgh and in her spare time loves Zumba and singing in a classical choir.
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Corporate Services Officer
Genna joined the Carnegie UK Trust in August 2012 as Corporate Services Officer with over 15 years of business support experience.
Genna began in distribution before moving onto manufacturing covering administration, sales and customer service roles, latterly with the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce where she held the role of Project Coordinator, leading the Chamber’s Business Mentoring Scotland programme.
She is passionate about health and wellbeing and has recently completed a diploma in Nutritional Therapy with the College of Naturopathic Medicine.
Genna lives in Dunfermline and in her spare time enjoys reading, keeping fit and snowboarding in the mountains of Scotland and France.
Since January 2014, Georgina has worked as a Projects Officer in the Practice and Development Team leading on the co-ordination and implementation of practice projects. Georgina has managed projects on a wide range of themes including towns regeneration, youth enterprise, nurture education and engaging libraries.
Georgina joined Carnegie as a Corporate Services Officer in 2011 and subsequently took on the role of External Events and Communications Officer over the course of 2012 – 13. During this period, Georgina delivered the Trust’s centenary projects including the Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy 2013 and week of events known as the Andrew Carnegie’s International Legacy: Shaping the Future festival. Georgina continues to have a passion for and focus on events and communications work, particularly in the areas of branding, websites and publication design.
Before joining the Trust, Georgina worked for Bethany Christian Trust, a Scottish homelessness charity. Georgina studied Divinity (MA) at the University of Edinburgh. She has been involved in charities on a voluntary basis in several contexts, including children’s work in socially deprived areas of Edinburgh and short-term trips to Guatemala and Bolivia. Her interest in Latin America continues and she is currently a member of Latin Link’s Scottish Action Group.
Georgina is married with one daughter and enjoys spending time with family, often involving cooking and/or eating good food and spending time outdoors exploring beautiful Scotland.
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Gina joined the Trust in 2014, bringing more than a decade of experience in developing projects, public affairs and research. She currently focuses on the development of innovative practice, partnerships and communications for the Trust.
Previously, Gina coordinated the development and national rollout of the Scottish Government’s ‘No Knives, Better Lives’ (NKBL) initiative, based at YouthLink Scotland. This youth engagement, education and social marketing programme has demonstrably contributed to positive change in policy, practice and partnership working in relation to violence reduction. She has held various policy, public affairs, research and tutoring posts in the voluntary and higher education sectors, and worked for an MSP during the first term of the devolved Scottish Parliament.
Gina volunteers within the criminal justice system and also serves as a member of the Children’s Panel, the largest legal tribunal in Scotland, making vital decisions to help improve the lives of vulnerable children and young people.
Gina is a member of the Chartered Institute for Public Relations (CIPR), and holds degrees in Sociology & Politics MA(Hons) and Childhood Studies MSc, both from the University of Edinburgh.
She lives in Edinburgh with her husband and sons and is usually to be found with a camera slung over her shoulder.
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Head of Policy
T: 01383 721445/ 07702200159
Currently on maternity leave
Jennifer leads the policy team. She joined the Trust in 2011 with more than ten years experience in research and policy development.
Previous roles in both the public and voluntary sector included research and advocacy on education, local government and housing. Her work has led directly to positive change in legislation, policy and practice.
Jennifer holds the degrees of MA (Hons) in Social Policy from the University of Edinburgh and MPhil in Social Science Research from the University of Glasgow. She is a Trustee of Evaluation Support Scotland and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
E-mail address: [email protected]
Phone number: 01383 749761/ 07702200159
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Jenny has a background and interest in sustainability and climate change issues. She joined the Carnegie UK Trust from the Sustainable Scotland Network staff team at Keep Scotland Beautiful where she supported Local Authorities on climate change, footprinting and carbon assessment and helped develop the climate change and carbon programme. She has also worked to support communities in designing and monitoring local low carbon projects, as a consultant specialising in travel behaviour change and has held a variety of positions in the environmental NGO sector.
She has a BSc in Environmental and Evolutionary Biology from the University of St Andrews and has worked on molecular biology research projects at the Universities of St Andrews and Cambridge.
She is a keen cyclist and walker (who would like to get out more!), enjoys art, cinema and reading and is (slowly) learning how to garden.
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Senior Policy Officer
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Jenny leads the Trust’s Future of Public Libraries work. In this role she has contributed to the development of Scotland’s first National Strategy for Public Libraries and oversees Carnegie Library Lab and Engaging Libraries.
Jenny’s background is in social research and she is an honorary research fellow at the University of Manchester. Jenny holds a PhD in Social Anthropology from University of Manchester and has a double first with distinction from the University of Cambridge. Jenny has won academic awards for her writing and her ethnographic film has been screened at various film festivals. Her fieldwork was conducted in Papua New Guinea.
Whilst conducting postgraduate research, Jenny spent three months volunteering as a full-time policy and research intern with Barnardo’s and led a consultancy for UNICEF.
In her free time Jenny is studying for a diploma in Therapeutic Counselling to help her with her volunteering work.
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T: 01383 749795/ 07702200157
Lauren joined the Trust in 2012, with a background in policy and research work and public affairs.
Previously, Lauren worked as a Researcher for Marilyn Livingstone MSP, particularly on policies relating to construction, women’s issues and Higher and Further education. Lauren has also worked as a Public Affairs Executive for the Federation of Master Builders, focusing on engaging with the Scottish and UK Governments on skills and training, creating a better business environment and building a Greener Scotland.
Lauren has an MA (Hons) in International Relations from the University of St Andrews, and in her spare time volunteers with Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centre Fife as a Communications Volunteer.
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Martyn was appointed Chief Executive of the Trust in November 2009.
Previously he was the Director of the Scottish Consumer Council (SCC) from 1998-2008 – a consumer policy and research body. He oversaw the successful 2008 merger of the SCC with energywatch Scotland and Postwatch Scotland. He became the Director of the new organisation – Consumer Focus Scotland. Consumer Focus Scotland is a statutory body which provides independent policy research and a voice for the consumer.
Martyn was a visiting Professor of Law at the University of Strathclyde from 1995-2001. He was Chief Executive Officer of Citizens Advice Scotland for five years prior to taking up his post with SCC. Martyn was the Director of Shelter (Scottish Campaign for Homeless People) from 1987-1992.
He has been a member of a number of Scottish Government and UK government advisory groups. These include the Independent Scrutiny Panel on Ayr and Monklands hospital services, the MMR Expert Group, the Scottish Charity Law Review Commission (known as the McFadden Commission), the Housing Improvement Task Force, the Cabinet Office review of UK Food Policy and the UK Screening Committee.
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Rebekah joined the Trust in July 2016 as a Policy Officer. Originally from New Zealand, she has previously worked in public policy at the Ministry of Education. She has also worked as an intern for Oxfam NZ, and as a research assistant at the University of Sydney.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Politics from the University of Otago, and a Master of Arts in International Relations from Victoria University of Wellington. Her thesis explored the 2011 Egyptian Revolution from a theoretical perspective.
She enjoys travel, hiking, food, wine and film, and is looking forward to exploring her new home of Scotland.
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