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NEWS: Shortlist announced for the 2018 Living Wage Champion Awards

The Living Wage Champion Awards recognise Living Wage employers and individuals that have made great contributions to communities and industries by implementing and celebrating the Living Wage.

The awards are judged by an independent panel of business and community leaders, and winners will be announced in June.

We're pleased to announce the shortlist for the 2018 Living Wage Champion Awards:

19th March 2018, 14:00
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Rowena Clewlow

Rowena is part of the grant-making team at Comic Relief, working in the UK and internationally to distribute funding in pursuit of “a just world free from poverty”. She is also a mentor through the Charityworks graduate scheme. Previously she has worked for the Jack Petchey Foundation, the Philharmonia Orchestra and as a TEFL teacher, both in India and England. She sings as part of a London-based chamber choir.

Tessa White

Tessa White is the Head of Grants and Verification for Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA), responsible for leading on WCVA’s funding management systems and the assessment and compliance functions for WCVA’s ‘Intermediate Body’ role as the distributor of European funding through schemes with a total value in excess of £35 million. 

Catherine Sorrell

Catherine is a Programme Manager at The London Community Foundation, which means she is responsible for developing and implementing funds, managing the application and assessment processes and reporting on the difference the funding has made to groups across the capital. She has previously worked for the Wolfson Foundation, where she focused on their Health & Disability and Science & Medicine programmes.

Sandy MacDonald

Sandy MacDonald is Head of Sustainability at Standard Life plc. His remit incorporates all aspects of sustainability including strategy, community programmes, policy and reporting.

He has over 15 years’ experience in senior marketing, communications, government relations and corporate social responsibility roles and a strong, active interest in social inclusion and campaigning for equal opportunities for people from all backgrounds.

Debbie Pippard

Debbie is Head of Programmes at the Barrow Cadbury Trust, where she oversees its work on migration, criminal justice and financial exclusion as well leading a number of strategic projects.  

Immediately prior to joining the Trust Debbie was Head of London Region at the Big Lottery Fund and her prior work experience included 10 years of front-line and management roles in the NHS.

Angela Linton

Angela is the COO of Youth Music, a national charity investing in music-making projects for children and young people experiencing challenging circumstances.  Angela has a theatre arts background and has extensive experience working across the creative sector including: The Sorrell Foundation and Heart & Soul.   Angela is a member of the Friendly Funder steering committee for Living Wage Foundation and has held directorships at Sing Up and Spare Tyre Theatre Company.

Jack Joslin

Jack has spent the last 8 years working in the voluntary sector for organisations such as BBC Children in Need, Greenwich Action for Voluntary Service and is currently a Senior Grants Officer working for the City of London Corporation and City Bridge Trust.  He is currently serving as Chair of Trustees for an innovative London based charity called Art Against Knives, who find creative solutions to tackle the root causes of knife crime and youth violence. 

Kaya Comer Schwartz

Kaya Comer Schwartz was elected as Councillor for Junction Ward in March 2013 and then re-elected in 2014. Kaya was the Council’s Equalities Champion and Chair of the Children’s’ Scrutiny Committee until her appointment to the Council’s Executive as Executive Member for Community Development in May 2016.