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Engender’s staff team is responsible for the organisation’s operations.

Emma Ritch, Executive Director

Emma Ritch is the Executive Director of Engender, and she is ultimately responsible for the work of the organisation. She leads on external relations. She has a background in working around women and the labour market, and violence against women.

Emma joined Engender’s staff team in October 2013.

Jill Wood, Policy Manager

Jill Wood is the Policy Manager with Engender. Her role is to advocate for policy change that advances gender equality and women’s rights agendas, to provide feminist analysis of public policy and to draw on Engender’s development work to shape policy positions on emerging issues.

Jill joined Engender in July 2012.

Catriona Kirkpatrick, Development Manager

Catriona Kirkpatrick is the Development Manager with Engender. Her key role is to ensure that Engender has a creative and effective relationship with its members and partners that supports the organisation to deliver on its mission, whilst ensuring inclusivity and accountability. She develops projects and co-ordinates Engender’s grant funding.

Catriona first joined Engender as a volunteer in April 2009 and became a member of staff in October 2009.



Alys Mumford, Communications and Engagement Manager

Alys Mumford is the Communications and Engagement Officer with Engender. Her role is to run our communications channels, to hold events across Scotland, and to be the main link with our membership. She makes sure that everything going on in the world of gender equality campaigning is passed on to our supporters and celebrated!

Alys joined Engender in February 2015.




Caroline Levack, Membership Engagement Assistant

Caroline Levack is the Membership Engagement Assistant with Engender. Her role is to support Alys to engage and support Engenders members (and to utilise her illustration skills where she can!)

Caroline joined Engender in March 2016.

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