Jess Goble

Jess joined the Living Wage Foundation in September 2016, working as a Programme Officer. She holds a BA (Hons) in French and Spanish, and an MA in French and Francophone Studies from University College London, where she focused on the progression of positivity in queer French cinema. Jess is passionate about socio-political issues at the intersection of feminism, queerness, disability rights and socialism, and blogs and tweets extensively on these subjects.

Susan Stewart

Susan Stewart became Group HR Director for Nestlé UK and Ireland in July 2015. In her current role, Susan leads a 165 strong function that provides strategic HR leadership to all Nestlé Group businesses which total over 8,000 people at 20 office, manufacturing and distribution sites. Prior to joining Nestlé in the UK and Ireland, Susan held senior HR roles within Nestlé USA. Susan initially joined Nestlé Dreyer’s Ice Cream in Oakland, California as Director of HR Operations in 2009, a role she held for two years.

Laura Gardiner

Laura is a Senior Research and Policy Analyst at the Resolution Foundation, a think tank that works to improve the living standards of those in Britain on low to middle incomes. Her work at the Foundation has focused on analysis of the labour market, including pay trends, self-employment and the social care workforce. She now specialises in intergenerational issues, and is secretary to the Intergenerational Commission.

Pernille Hagild

Pernille has spent majority of her career within retail, however for five years of her career she was a High School teacher. Pernille was born in 1965 in Denmark where she lived until moving to London in 2012 with her 3 children. She has a degree in International Marketing followed by several certifications around coaching, personal development and communication. In 2002, Pernille joined IKEA in Denmark, working as a Learning and Development manager in one of the Copenhagen stores, where shortly afterwards she become the Store HR manager.

Lola McEvoy

Lola joined the Living Wage Foundation in June 2016. She looks after campaigns and communications strategy for the Foundation and also project manages our programme of events.

She has a background in managing high profile campaigns and has a passion for campaigns around employee's rights and issues affecting women in the workplace.
She has a MA in Multimedia Journalism from Newcastle University.