Sara Johnson

Sara joined the Living Wage Foundation in June 2018. Sara has a public campaigns background and joins the Foundation from Oxfam, where she campaigned across a range of issues including economic inequality, climate change and refugee rights, as well as working on UK poverty. Having worked directly with women with lived experience of poverty in communities around the UK, Sara is passionate about the difference the Living Wage makes to people’s lives.

Sara’s work focuses on low paid sectors and the gig economy. Sara also has an area focus on East London and Yorkshire.

Christine McCaig (Poverty Alliance Franchise)

Christine has an honours degree in Geography from the University of Strathclyde where she took a particular interest in geopolitics. Christine then went on to join the British Red Cross Refugee Services where she supported refugee and asylum seeking women in Glasgow during the ante and postnatal stages of pregnancy. She then spent just under two years working in the third sector, supporting people in the homeless system in order to secure permanent housing, integrate them into their new surroundings and deal with the daily challenges caused by acute poverty.

Iain Russell (Poverty Alliance Franchise)

Iain has an honours degree in Humanities with English Language, and has qualifications in Social Sciences and Training and Development. With a background in corporate training, he has worked mainly in economic development since 2004, fulfilling key employer engagement roles with Third Sector charity and local regeneration organisations. Prior to joining the Living Wage Scotland team at The Poverty Alliance, Iain worked as an Economic Development Officer with a Scottish local authority.

Rachel Morrison (Poverty Alliance Franchise)

Rachel gained her honours degree in International Studies from The Open University in 2017. She has spent the last 8 years working in luxury retail for Goldsmiths the Jewellers, progressing into management 4 years ago working in the flagship Scottish store  and smaller stores. This allowed her to develop strong people skills working with a variety of people in the private sector.

Rachel is an avid reader and loves nothing more than curling up with a good book. But can be tempted away from this by the offer of a cocktail.

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