Becky a bookkeeper, activist, and the co-founder of political arts production collective, Lampoon Apathy. She currently works in Edinburgh at The Stand Comedy Club and has previously worked for political publishers Lawrence & Wishart and as a freelance events organiser for the TUC and the Amiel & Melburn Trust. Becky brings to the PIRC board financial and budgeting understanding, as well as a decade of experience working and volunteering across the not-for-profit sector. Becky has an MA in International Studies & Diplomacy from SOAS and is an active member of the Scottish Green Party.
Elly is National Organiser at the National Education Union. Elly has been a trade union organiser for over 20 years and has organised workers within industries as diverse as transport, education, social care and the arts. She brings substantial experience of management, human resource policies and practice and wider organisational issues – both large scale and individual – and is passionate about ensuring that organisations support and engage their workers.
Joe is the Head of Housing and Land at the New Economics Foundation, where he works across policy, campaigning and community organising to contribute to the struggle for a socially just housing and land system. Previously he worked at Asylum Aid, a legal and support organisation for refugees and asylum seekers, and at Brent Community Law Centre, a grassroots human rights NGO. Alongside his work at NEF, Joe is in the final year of his PhD looking at the privatisation of social housing in London. Outside of work he is an activist with the London Renters Union, helping their work to build the collective power of renters.
Emmanuelle is the Research and Policy Coordinator at Kaleidoscope Trust where she works with activists to identify solutions to a legacy experienced by countries across the Commonwealth: the colonial export of homophobic laws, values and sentiment. Previously she was a Research Assistant for the Youth Sexual Health Team working on issues from HIV non-disclosure legislation to substance use. In addition to her experience in advocacy on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity, she also brings to the PIRC board her expertise in contemporary racial politics through her work as an independent filmmaker, her prior position as Project Manager for the Critical Ethnic Studies Association Conference and her upcoming role in the Reframing Race Programme team led by Runnymede Trust and Voice4Change England. Emmanuelle has a qualifying Law and Anthropology degree from the London School of Economics and an MA in Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice from the University of British Columbia.
Emily is the Senior Policy and Communications Adviser at Focus on Labour Exploitation (FLEX) which works to tackle human trafficking for labour exploitation. Previously, she was the Labour Market and Private Sector Lead for the Anti Slavery Commissioner, Programme Director of Fair Tax Mark and Campaign Manager at the Living Wage Foundation. She has governance, mentoring and consultancy experience, having worked, held Trusteeships and managed advisory boards with a range of organisations such as Pay Compare and The Voice of Domestic Workers. She has training in financial management and monitoring and evaluation for charities, has an MSc in Social and Political Theory and studied as an opera singer at the Royal College of Music.
Sally is a clinical psychologist working at MAC-UK, a multiple award-winning charity with a mission to transform mental health services for young people. Sally has held several roles at MAC-UK including Clinical Services Director and Head of Research. She is Co-founder of the Housing and Mental Health Network and an invited member of a team developing ‘Social Perspectives on Mental Health Hub’ in partnership with the British Association of Social Workers. Sally is the Chair of the British Psychological Society’s Community Psychology Section.