Professor Peter McOwan

Peter McOwan is currently Vice Principle a for external partnerships and public engagement and Professor of Computer Science in the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science at Queen Mary, University of London. His research interests are in visual perception, mathematical models for visual processing, in particular motion, cognitive science and biologically inspired hardware and software. He has authored more than 100 papers in these areas.

Stuart Wright - Chair

Stuart joined Aviva in 2001 and has held a number of roles all associated with operations and delivery of services, including property and facilities and document management. His current role includes all operational property and facilities activity across the Aviva Group including property acquisitions and disposals and all aspects of facilities management. Stuart has worked closely with a number of service providers and brings a strong operational experience of the way in which these can be managed for mutual benefit.

Paul Sellers

Paul Sellers is the TUC’s Pay Policy Officer. He has been involved in the Living Wage campaign since its early days. Paul’s other responsibilities include leading on the National Minimum Wage, holiday pay and working time issues. The TUC has adopted the Living Wage as a key target in its campaigning work. 

Caroline Reilly

Caroline joined the Foundation in February 2013 and has a background in Project Management, HR, Operations & Communications. She holds a Joint Honours BA in English Literature, Language & Irish Studies from The University of Liverpool. Caroline has worked for PwC within various UK wide HR teams and Deloitte where she created and delivered bespoke Tax compliance software to global corporations. During a working holiday visa year, she managed asylum seeker & refugee cases nationally for the Red Cross Australia.

Melisa Wickham

Melisa has worked at the Greater London Authority since 2010, leading on labour market and business issues. Her team in GLA Economics have calculated the London Living Wage since its inception in 2005. Melisa graduated with a First in Economics at UCL before studying a masters in Economics at the University of Cambridge. She started her career in the private sector supporting the start-up of a company before moving to the public sector where she has worked as an Economist at HM Treasury and the London Development Agency.

Emma Kosmin

Emma is Programme Manager for several regions across the country and leads on the Living Wage Friendly Funder scheme, championing the Living Wage in the third sector. Emma also leads on the annual Living Wage Champion Awards. 

She joined the Living Wage Foundation in 2013. Emma has a degree in Politics and Sociology from Sussex University. Before joining the Living Wage Team she worked at London Youth, a network of community youth groups, and for the political monitoring service DeHavilland.

RICS & the Living Wage

The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors has published a new report featuring case studies focusing on Strategic Facilities Management and has been authored by the International Workplace (formerly Workplace Law).
6th October 2014, 15:11
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Canary Wharf Group is first property and construction company to make Living Wage commitment

We are pleased to announce that today, 22 September, Canary Wharf Group has become the first major UK Property and Construction company to be accredited as a London Living Wage employer. This is the culmination of several years’ effort to realise the Group’s longstanding commitment to this goal.
22nd September 2014, 09:35
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The Life Cycles Living Wage Tour

This Autumn we are being supported by the record-breaking cyclist Julian Sayarer! Julian is fundraising for the Living Wage Foundation by cycling more than 1000 miles across 12 venues around the UK.
19th September 2014, 15:51
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