Meet the team

  1. Jamie Livingstone

    Head of Oxfam Scotland

    Jamie was appointed Head of Oxfam Scotland in late 2013 having joined as Campaigns & Communications Manager in 2011. Jamie was previously a print & broadcast journalist, including Political Correspondent on STV News. In his current role, he oversees Oxfam’s policy, advocacy, campaigns & communications in Scotland, as well as our project activity. Jamie is also a Director of Stop Climate Chaos Scotland & plays a leading role within the Disasters Emergency Committee in Scotland.

    jlivingstone@oxfam.org.uk Tel: +44 141 285 8854 Twitter: @JamiePolitics

    Jamie Livingstone
  2. Suzanne Crimin

    Future Skills Project & Training Coordinator

    Suzanne’s role is to lead on the set up and delivery of our exciting new UK wide project Future Skills. Working with other organisations and individuals to support women as they learn new skills, build confidence and meet new people through a combination of volunteering in Oxfam shops, training workshops and individual coaching as part of Oxfam’s wider Women United strategy. The UK Programme team works to identify and challenge the root causes of poverty in the UK. We do this through evidence based direct advocacy, by empowering people living in poverty to speak out and by connecting global and UK perspectives and solutions.

    scrimin@oxfam.org.uk Tel: +44 141 285 8883 @scrimin5

  3. Polly Jones

    Project Manager, A Menu for Change

    Polly manages the A Menu for Change project, which is a 3 year project tackling food insecurity in Scotland. Polly has twenty years of experience working on policy and campaigns for a range of civil society organisations. Prior to her move to Scotland, she was head of policy and campaigns at Global Justice Now (formerly the World Development Movement) and spent 10 years working for public sector union UNISON. She is an expert on the delivery of public services; committed to exposing the root causes of poverty (at home and internationally); and has a record of working with others to deliver change.

    pjones2@oxfam.org.uk Tel: +44 141 285 8857

  4. Mary Anne MacLeod

    Research & Policy, A Menu For Change

    Mary Anne leads the policy, research & advocacy work of A Menu for Change project. Her role involves the collection & analysis of data on food insecurity & food bank use in Scotland to inform policy & practice change. She has been doing research in this area since 2014. Prior to joining Oxfam she worked as a Research Officer at Poverty Alliance, & her doctoral research examines the rise of food aid in both Scotland & Finland.

    mmacleod1@oxfam.org.uk Tel: +44 141 285 8865

  5. Gill Armstrong

    Office & Business Support Manager

    Gill leads on business compliance & management for the UKP Scotland team within Oxfam Scotland, providing finance, logistical & systems support. She also coordinates the day-to-day running of the office, working with all Oxfam Scotland staff, liaising with head office teams & maintaining relationships with suppliers.

    garmstrong@oxfam.org.uk Tel: +44 141 285 8872

  6. Anela Anwar

    Programme Manager

    Anela’s role is to help Oxfam challenge poverty & inequality in the UK through developing & implementing innovative & ambitious programmes. She leads & supports the design, development, delivery & evaluation of programmes in the UK, which aim to identify & tackle the root causes of poverty & empower people living in poverty. Anela has fourteen years’ experience in Scotland’s third sector working with the vulnerable & disadvantaged.

    aanwar1@oxfam.org.uk Tel: +44 141 285 8861 Twitter: @AnelaAnwar

  7. Ryan McQuigg

    Policy & Public Affairs Manager

    Ryan’s role is to keep Oxfam Scotland up-to-date regarding parliamentary affairs & the passage of relevant legislation at the Scottish, UK & European Parliaments. He identifies opportunities where Oxfam Scotland can make a relevant contribution to the legislative progress & various consultations by ensuring issues such as poverty & social justice are fully advanced to all levels of decision makers.

    rmcquigg@oxfam.org.uk Tel: +44 141 285 8871 Mobile: +44 7894 909346

  8. Adrian Doherty

    Social & Digital Media Volunteer

    Adrian’s long-term voluntary role involves publishing press releases & events to our blog; creating & editing images & video; looking after our full suite of digital assets & social networks, particularly out-of-hours; helping support staff & volunteers in all aspects of social & digital media. He also works full-time in his own day-job as an experienced IT professional.

    adoherty@oxfam.org.uk Tel: +44 7796 918007  Twitter: @EarthyAndroid

  9. Rebecca Lozza

    Media & Communications Officer

    Rebecca’s role is to deal with all media enquiries & to generate as much positive media coverage as possible for Oxfam Scotland’s work & campaigns. She is also responsible for Oxfam Scotland’s social media activity & for communicating with its many supporters across Scotland.

    rlozza1@oxfam.org.uk Tel: +44 141 285 8875 Mobile: +44 7880 785159

  10. Meghan O’Neill

    Campaigns and Engagement Officer/Oxfam Representatives Coordinator

    Meghan’s role is to support an ever-growing network of campaigners across Scotland. She she helps campaigners organise events, promotes the network both on and offline, speaks publicly about Oxfam’s campaigns, and helps deliver training and workshops to help develop campaigners skills. She also coordinates and supports over 100 volunteer speakers across the UK who go into youth groups, schools, churches, businesses and community organisations to speak about and promote the work of Oxfam.

    moneill1@oxfam.org.uk Tel: +44 141 285 8858

  11. Rahim Ratansi

    Office and Business Support Manager

    Rahim’s role is to deal with business support for the UKP Scotland team within Oxfam Scotland, providing finance, logistical & systems support. He also coordinates the day-to-day running of the office, working with all Oxfam Scotland staff, liaising with head office teams & maintaining relationships with suppliers.

    rratansi1@oxfam.org.uk Tel: +44 141 285 8872

  12. Rhiannon Sims

    Policy and Research Officer

    Rhiannon is Research & Policy Officer for Oxfam’s UK Poverty Programme in Scotland. Rhiannon’s work focuses on furthering Oxfam’s research on decent work and developing policy proposals for tackling poverty and inequality in Scotland. Rhiannon also works closely with colleagues at the University of West of Scotland as part of the UWS-Oxfam partnership. Prior to joining Oxfam, Rhiannon worked as a Policy Officer for Citizens Advice Scotland, specialising in social security benefits.

    rsims1@oxfam.org.uk Tel: +44 141 285 8859

  13. Oudai Tozan

    Campaigns, Policy & Influencing Trainee

    Oudai joined Oxfam Scotland in March 2018 to support the Campaigning and Influencing team at Oxfam GB. He works on various projects to raise awareness and mobilise the public about issues Oxfam works on. He also moderates the first Oxfam online course Make Change Happen on the Future Learn platform. Oudai has seven years of experience in organisational and community development as well as educational support in the Middle East.

  14. Peppy Sparrow

    Fundraising Manager

    Peppy has worked in both fundraising & programme management roles for a wide range of voluntary sector organisations including Barnardo’s, VSO & WaterAid. As Fundraising Manager, she is responsible for developing partnerships that generate income for Oxfam’s international programme work. Peppy’s role involves working with a varied portfolio of Oxfam supporters including institutional funders, high net worth individuals, charitable trusts & private sector organisations.

    psparrow1@oxfam.org.uk Tel: +44 141 285 8864

  15. Joe Dyer

    Fundraising Manager

    Joe’s role is to coordinate Oxfam’s face to face fundraising in Scotland, generating financial support from the public & managing a team of public-facing fundraisers. Joe has worked for several in-house charities & agencies throughout Scotland.

    jdyer@oxfam.org.uk Tel: +44 141 285 8864

  16. Lindsey McColl

    Performance Effectiveness Manager

    Lindsay works for the UK Policy, Programmes & Campaign Team, providing support on monitoring, evaluation, accountability & learning (MEAL). This includes systems & processes that help the Campaigns & Programme Team deliver an effective programme.

    lmccoll@oxfam.org.uk Tel: +44 141 285 8853

  17. Sara Cowan

    Humanitarian Campaign Coordinator, Oxfam International, UK

    Sara works with campaign teams around the world supporting implementation of campaigns on the most urgent humanitarian crises of our times. These campaigns work to ensure people affected by conflicts & disasters have a right to live in safety & dignity, free from violence, to have clean water, shelter & food, & for people to have to be heard & to take control of their own lives.

    sara.cowan@oxfaminternational.org Tel: +44 7557 205295 Twitter: @sara_cowan

  18. Sarah Watson

    Food & Climate Public Campaign Manager, Global Campaigns Team

    Sarah’s role is to lead the global campaigns team working to our food and climate justice campaign. She develops public engagement strategies for Oxfam GB and Oxfam International, particularly around key global decision making moments. Sarah’s team also works to support smaller affiliates and Southern countries to build their capacity to deliver effective campaigns.

    sawatson@oxfam.org.uk  Tel: +44 (0) 141 285 8888