Martha Crawford

Martha Crawford joined the Living Wage Foundation in September 2017 and manages the Foundation’s new project about Good Work. Alongside this role she is the Campaign and Operations Manager for the Good Jobs Campaign at Citizens UK. This work aims to tackle social mobility and the growing skills gap through unique partnerships between businesses, schools, colleges and young people. Previously she has worked at London South Bank University as a Knowledge Exchange Development Manager.

Sam Hepher

Sam is a Programme Manager with an industry focus on Banking, Law and Tech, and a regional focus on North London and the East Midlands. He joined the Living Wage Foundation in August 2017. 

Before joining the team, Sam worked for three years at The Challenge, the UK’s largest social integration charity. Prior to this he volunteered on VSO’s International Citizen Service programme in coastal communities in Indonesia, having previously worked as a Human Rights and Social Development researcher at Verisk Maplecroft.

Mari Arthur

Mari joined Cynnal Cymru - Sustain Wales in 2014 following a career in marketing and business strategy. For eight years Mari was a marketing consultant for the Welsh Government advising start-ups in Wales and supporting the relationship between Wales and China. Mari has also established two businesses in Cardiff and is passionate about fair pay.

Cynnal Cymru - Sustain Wales is the national charity for sustainable development and in 2016 became the Living Wage Accrediting Body in Wales.

Claire Townson

Claire is Director of Corporate Services for JRF and JRHT. She provides leadership to the corporate services team which includes People and Internal Communications, IT, Health and Safety, Governance and Financial Services.

Prior to joining in 2013, Claire was HR director for a national charity that provides services to tackle problem drug and alcohol use and worked for Motorola in a variety of senior European HR roles. Claire is a chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, Chair of Governors for New Earswick Primary School, and has a BA in Economics from the University of York. 

John Hume

John is Chief Executive of People’s Health Trust. Through its funding and support, the Trust encourages resident-focused approaches as a means of addressing the underlying structural causes of health inequalities. He is a member of the Advisory Board for NIHR’s School for Public Health Research and Chair of the Living Wage Friendly Funder Committee for the Living Wage Foundation. John was previously the Deputy Head of Programmes for Big Lottery Fund's £500m health programme, ran his own business for several years and headed up V's £100m corporate match fund programmes. As well as leading operations planning at both Big and the Care Quality Commission, John also worked in learning disability/mental health services, where he set up and ran a community resource centre, and was once the CEO of Graeae Theatre Company.

Andy Bagnall

Andy has been KPMG’s director of external affairs since January 2017, coordinating the firms political engagement on issues as diverse as Brexit, industrial strategy, corporate responsibility and social mobility. Before KPMG, Andy spent 5 years at the CBI where he was director of campaigns, and held responsibility for political engagement with all the major parties, putting across the business community's views on the UK's relationship with the European Union, and raising awareness of the contribution that the business community makes to delivering prosperity for our wider society. Andy has held a number of policy and campaigning jobs. He has a background in election organisation at both local and national levels. He was also a special adviser to the UK government for four years, serving two cabinet ministers in three departments.

Alison Grigg

Alison Grigg joined GSK in 1999, and has held a variety of HR and Reward positions supporting all parts of the organisation, both in the UK and globally. In 2015 she moved to her current role as Regional Reward Director, reviewing market trends in pay, managing pay delivery, developing policy and ensuring GSK remains externally and internally competitive and equitable. Areas of expertise and interest include statistics and data management (with a focus on compliance), fair pay, reward package design, employee engagement and building HR capability.