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Bethan works for Cynnal Cymru - Sustain Wales who are the official accreditation body for the Living Wage in Wales. Bethan works for the Living Wage Foundation for the equivalent of one day a week in addition to providing organizational and administrative support to the Cynnal Cymru team on events, campaigns, and conferences.
Jess joined the Living Wage Foundation in September 2016, as a Programme Officer and moved to a Programme Manager role in June 2018. 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 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 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.
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.
Tess joined the Living Wage Foundation as Head of Policy and Business Development in July 2015, and became Director (maternity cover) in March 2018. Before joining the Foundation, she worked as an adviser to the Leader of the Opposition on business, skills and labour market policy, and before that as a senior researcher on economic and social policy at the Institute for Public Policy Research. She has also worked as a freelance policy and campaigns consultant, and has published widely on pay, workplace training, and other issues affecting the world of work.
Katherine joined the Living Wage Foundation as Director in March 2016. She has a background in working with industry leaders and policy makers to achieve change. Before joining the Foundation she was Assistant Director at the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES), a public body providing strategic leadership on employment and skills issues in the UK. She led on strategies to boost productivity, wages and social mobility and directed a variety of programmes to encourage employers to invest in their workforce and offer more opportunities to young people.