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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Ben joined the Trust in June 2018, with a background in policy and research in the voluntary sector. In his previous role at Mentor UK, Ben led research and advocacy projects on kinship care, youth justice and evidence-based substance use prevention. Prior to this, he spent two years in India, working in rural development and education.
Ben has an MA (Hons) in History from the University of Edinburgh. He is also a Trustee of Edinburgh Garden Partners.
Ben lives in Edinburgh and in his free time is most likely to be found pottering about in his shared garden, playing cricket, or hiking and running around Scotland’s hills.
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Douglas is Head of Advocacy at the Carnegie UK Trust, where he leads the organisation’s Digital Futures and Fulfilling Work policy and development programmes. Douglas works with charities and governments across the UK and writes and presents extensively on a wide range of public policy issues. He is a member of a number of experts groups and panels, including the CILIP Advisory Group on data privacy, the UK Digital Inclusion Research Group and the Scottish Ministerial Advisory Group on Digital Inclusion. He is Vice Chair at Shelter Scotland, a board member of One Digital and a guest lecturer at the University of Glasgow. Prior to joining Carnegie, Douglas held senior positions at Consumer Focus Scotland and Blake Stevenson Ltd, a social and economic research consultancy. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
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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. 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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Genna joined the Carnegie UK Trust in 2012 as Corporate Services Officer.
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 Kinross and in her spare time enjoys cooking, reading 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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Issy joined the Carnegie UK Trust in August 2018. In her previous role Issy conducted qualitative and quantitative research into poverty, social security and local government with the think tank New Policy Institute.
Prior to this Issy worked at the Living Wage Foundation campaigning to end in-work poverty, working with employers as well as supporting the Living Wage Commission.
Issy has an MSc in Urban Studies from University College London where she explored the importance of housing and place to people’s wellbeing, and a BA (hons) in Geography from Durham University.
Issy lives in Edinburgh and in her free time enjoys swimming and sewing.
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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.
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Phone number: 01383 749761/ 07702200159
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Jenny leads the Trust’s Future of Public Libraries work. In this role she has published a series of policy and research reports on public libraries in the UK and Ireland, contributed to the development of Scotland’s first National Strategy for Public Libraries and oversees Carnegie Library Lab and Engaging Libraries. Jenny also launched Speaking Volumes, an advocacy resource for public libraries, and liaises with a range of stakeholders in her work. She supports the data privacy strand of the Trust’s work and was previously involved in the affordable credit programme of work.
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 graduated with a first with distinction from the University of Cambridge. She has won academic awards for her writing. 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 in England and led a consultancy for UNICEF.
In her free time Jenny volunteers at a counselling agency and is studying for a diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. She previously volunteered with Barnardo’s Scotland as a befriender.
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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 is a Trustee of Home Start Kirkcaldy.
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Lauren joined the Carnegie UK Trust in June 2017 as the Events and Communications Officer, bringing with her over 6 years of bespoke events experience.
Lauren studied Marketing with Digital Media at Edinburgh Napier University before working on projects with the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Most recently, she planned and coordinated weddings and events at Scotland’s largest leisure resort. Lauren is a keen photographer and enjoys travelling around Scotland with her camera.
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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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Pippa Coutts was a freelance research and development consultant specialising in health, social care and employability. Hence, Pippa has worked with The Scottish Government, Local Authorities, the Scottish Union of Supported Employment (SUSE), the Department of Work and Pensions and Department for International Development to promote the employment of people facing disadvantage and evaluating the use of payments by results modalities.
Pippa has masters degrees in Health Service Management and Social and Political Science. From 2003 -2010, Pippa was employed at a senior level in Scotland’s health sector, specialising in mental health, and developing policy into practice. At the Scottish Development Centre for Mental Health, Pippa led teams and multi-sectoral partnerships to deliver better health outcomes and increased social return on their investments.
Previously, Pippa worked for over ten years in international development, firstly as a project manager, and then co-founding a successful international livelihoods consulting company.
Rachel joined the Trust in August 2017. Before joining the Trust she worked in policy and stakeholder engagement, and as a parliamentary researcher at Holyrood and Westminster. She brings with her extensive political experience.
Rachel has a BA (Hons) in Politics and Parliamentary Studies from the University of Leeds and an MSc in Multi-Level and Regional Politics from the University of Edinburgh.
Originally from Manchester, Rachel enjoys exploring Scotland and is a keen runner and Munro bagger.
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