Andy Wright has almost 30 years’ experience in the public library sector, undertaking a wide range of roles with Wakefield Council, before moving to Kirklees recently to work as their Library Development Manager. He is part of the Libraries Connected Universal Health Offer national committee, and in 2016 represented the then Society of Chief Librarians on secondment at the Wellcome Trust, a direct result of which was the development of the Engaging Libraries scheme.
Born and raised in Cupar, Fife, his education took place at Castlehill Primary School and Bell Baxter High School.
Community service has always been important to him. He has had a life long interest in the Boys’ Brigade movement and was for many years Honorary President of the Dunfermline Battalion. An elder of the Church of Scotland for over 40 years, he is Session Clerk Emeritus in Dunfermline Abbey.
A Rotarian of long standing and past-president of the Dunfermline Club and was awarded a Paul Harris Fellowship in 2008.
He has a long time interest in the Life and Works of Robert Burns and is Chair of Dunfermline United Burns, the fourth oldest Burns club in the world.
In 2009 he was made a Fellow of Carnegie College.
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Caroline Slocock is the founding Director of Civil Exchange, a think tank set up to help civil society deliver its full potential and enable government and civil society work to work better together. She is a founding member and co-manager of A Better Way, a network of leaders who want to improve services and strengthen communities, and is working with the Carnegie UK Trust to take this forward.
Caroline has written extensively on civil society, including Whose Society? The Final Big Society Audit and Independence in Question: the voluntary sector in 2016 and was a contributing editor to Making Good: the future of the voluntary sector in 2014. She is a frequent speaker in the UK and abroad.
She is a former Chief Executive of the Equal Opportunities Commission and of Refugee and Migrant Justice and has held many senior roles in Government, including in the Treasury, the Department of Education and No 10.
Cliff Manning is a creative project lead with twenty years experience developing digital initiatives that enable people to create, connect and learn. He has a particular interest in the impact that emerging technology has on young people, education and rights.
Alongside his role as Associate for #NotWithoutMe, Cliff also leads on youth engagement and inclusion at Parentzone – a social enterprise that provides expert digital parenting information for families, schools and professionals. Cliff set up and facilities the Digital Youth Participation network and meet-ups.
Cliff was previously Digital Engagement Manager for the Children’s Commissioner for England. Prior to that, he led national youth/digital projects for a range of organisations including BRITs, WWF, Royal Opera House and Mozilla Foundation.
Cliff is an advisor for ArtUK and a trustee for Sound Connections – a charity that develops, enables & empowers young people through high-quality music-making opportunities.
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Deborah works on the development and implementation of the Trust’s Making Procurement Work project, supporting its impact in the North East of England and nationally.
Deborah works as a Research Fellow at Northumbria University Business School. From 2015 to 2018 she was responsible for coordinating the North East Child Poverty Commission (NECPC), a cross-sector stakeholder group hosted by the Institute for Local Governance (ILG) at Durham University. Before this, Deborah worked in a range of third sector policy and research positions, including Policy and Research Officer for the national fuel poverty charity National Energy Action (NEA) and Research and Development Lead for the not-for-profit healthcare development organisation NEMHDU (North of England Mental Health Development Unit). In 2012 she was awarded a PhD in health services research by the Institute of Health and Society, Newcastle University.
Dr Elizabeth Kelly has had national leadership roles in the NHS in Scotland, initially as the National Clinical Lead for the Scottish Government for Palliative and End of Life Care. She developed and led the implementation of “Living and Dying Well”, a national action plan for Palliative and End of life Care in Scotland based on equity of provision determined by need – not diagnosis.
She was a non-executive director of National Services Scotland Health Board and from 2013 to 2019 was Chair of the Board. She was Chair and Vice Chair of the NHS Chairs group and sat on a number of national groups. She was also the National Clinical Lead for “Better Together”, Scotland’s Patient Experience Programme.
Over the past two years, Elizabeth has been involved in the Carnegie UK Trust’s work on kindness, initially taking part in a roundtable discussion on kindness in public policy, and then as a member of the Kindness Innovation Network.
Throughout her leadership roles, Dr Kelly has continued to practice as a GP in rural and semi-rural parts of Scotland.
Julia was the Chief Executive of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation from 2007 until the end of 2016. She has been a Charity Commissioner, Chair of the Refugee Council and Deputy Chair of the Food Standards Agency. She has written extensively on issues relating to philanthropy, governance, the voluntary sector and its relationship with government. Her most recent publication, “Why Fight Poverty?” was published in November 2013.
She is currently a non-executive director of the Mears Group plc, and of Yorkshire Water. She has recently been appointed as a no-executive director of the Financial Reporting Council. She chairs the Independent Inquiry into the Future of Civil Society, and has a Fellowship with Carnegie UK Trust. Julia is one of the two pro Chancellors at the University of York, and is a trustee of the Dartington Hall Trust. In 2010 Julia was awarded the Outstanding Leadership Award in the Charity Awards and has received honorary doctorates from three universities.
For more information about Julia please visit her website – www.juliaunwin.com
Katie Pekacar is an experienced researcher, project manager and strategic thinker who has delivered development programmes for the public library sector in reading and creative digital activities over the past 5 years. Prior to that she worked at Arts Council England in the public libraries team and at the Museums Libraries and Archives Council in the policy team. She recently wrote a report for Arts Council England on the potential for public library and higher education partnerships and is excited to be working with the Carnegie UK Trust team to help deliver Engaging Libraries Phase 2.
Maeve is a policy and strategy leader, with a background in communications, who has experience at the heart of the UK Government and in the not-for-profit sector. During a 17-year career in Whitehall, she held senior roles in central Departments including Cabinet Office, No10, the Department of Health and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, where she led the team responsible for delivering the UK Digital Strategy. Most recently, she was Director of Policy at Corsham Institute, where she led programmes on digital trust, empowerment and data rights. As a Carnegie UK Trust Associate, she is working with William Perrin and Professor Lorna Woods on the Harm Reduction in Social Media proposal. She is also an independent consultant and adviser on digital policy, strategy and government relations, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a parent-governor at her children’s primary school.
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Niall has joined Carnegie UK Trust as an Associate to help develop and implement the recommendations in our Gateway to Affordable Credit report published in February 2016. He will work closely with our newly established Affordable Credit Working Group, chaired by the Church of Scotland’s Principal Clerk, the Very Reverend John Chalmers.
A community worker by trade and qualification Niall worked in the Wester Hailes and Craigmillar communities for over a decade in housing, regeneration and community development. It was his work developing the financial inclusion agenda in Wester Hailes that led to an approach from Bank of Scotland in 2002 to become their Director of Financial Inclusion, a post he held until 2004 before leaving to establish his own consultancy.
Niall has undertaken over 100 commissions researching, writing and speaking about the impact of a lack of access to financial products and services among low income households, particularly affordable credit. He was responsible for the first social impact report with Moneyline, the UKs largest personal lending community finance organisation, demonstrating to investors the value of not for profit community finance on low income households. He also coordinated the Glasgow and North Ayrshire Councils payday lending evidence hearings. His work has resulted in the establishment of a number of affordable credit social lenders in the UK; he was lead consultant on the development of the award winning Scotcash, affordable credit lender; the National Housing Federation’s My Home Finance; and Moneyline Cymru.
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Pauline is Twin Towns UK Project Manager. She has worked across public services, third and commercial sectors for over 25 years, operating her own freelance strategy consultancy and policy research business for over 10 of these. With specific experience of the complexity and demands of business planning, cross-sector collaboration and evaluating new projects and organisations, Pauline has held senior executive roles in grant giving organisations such as the New Opportunities Fund in Scotland (pre-cursor to the Big Lottery) and worked across Scottish enterprise agencies including the Scottish Chambers of Commerce. As well as her freelance work, Pauline currently holds roles as Director of education charity Glasgow Clyde Education Foundation, and non-executive Director of Shared Interest Society, a unique ethical investment co-operative, providing credit and financial services to fair trade producers, retailers, importers and exporters throughout the world.
Philip is an Associate on the Trust’s Making Procurement Work project, supporting its impact in the North East of England and nationally.
Phillip is an independent researcher and consultant who, until recently, was the Strategy and Implementation Director at the Institute for Local Governance (ILG) based in Durham University. He has over thirty years’ experience of practitioner-based research, primarily in, and for, the public sector. He has produced and contributed to numerous reports around poverty and social exclusion, including a major study of the impact of welfare reform in the North East and continued to monitor the impact on behalf of the local authorities in region. Prior to the ILG, Phillip worked as Head of Analysis and Performance at the Government where he became a founder member of what has become the North East Child Poverty Commission.
Steve is an independent consultant and writer in the social sector. He is helping to co-ordinate A Better Way, a network of social activists from the voluntary sector and beyond, supported by the Carnegie UK Trust.
From 2000 to 2014 Steve was Chief Executive of Locality (previously the Development Trusts Association), bringing together local organisations dedicated to community enterprise, community ownership, and social change.
Steve has been a member of Government advisory groups on localism, social enterprise, and the third sector. He helped to establish Social Enterprise UK and the Adventure Capital Fund (parent body of Social Investment Business). In the 1990s, he ran Homeless Network, co-ordinated the Rough Sleepers Initiative in London, and set up Off the Streets and into Work. He was awarded an OBE in the 2011 New Year Honours List.
Tom has worked in and with public libraries for over 35 years. Formerly Director of Cultural Services in Oxfordshire he has, since 2003, worked as a freelance consultant. His main areas of work relate to leadership development, strategic planning, service re-design, and alternative models of governance.
In addition to working with library, archives and museum services across the UK, Tom has worked in over 20 countries, mainly in Africa and Asia. He has worked with many national and international organisations, including Arts Council England, the Society of Chief Librarians, The National Archives and The British Council.
He designed and delivered the Leading Modern Public Libraries programme for all library services in England (2004-07) and continues to create bespoke programmes for individual services and consortia. He sees the Carnegie Library Lab as a new and exciting way of supporting the development of people who work in library services.
Zoe has 20 years experience in public policy in Scotland in roles spanning research, analysis and policy, most recently as the Chief Social Researcher at the Scottish Government. She has worked across a wide range of policy areas including, education, lifelong learning, work, regeneration, economic development, culture and public service reform. Since leaving the Scottish Government in 2015 she has worked with Edinburgh Cyrenians, a charity which supports people excluded from family, home, work or community, to develop strategic direction and was a founding board member of the What Works Centre for Wellbeing, an independent research centre with a UK wide remit to improve wellbeing through the use of evidence.
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