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Our staff

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.

Kate Nevens, Parliamentary and Policy Manager

Kate Nevens

Kate, our Parliamentary and Policy Manager joined us having worked previously on issues including peace-building and gender equality in the middle east. She works with Emma on Engender's policy work with a focus on education and employability, and leads our engagement with the Scottish Parliament, .

Kate joined Engender in October 2016.



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 work with partner organisations to further women's equality. 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.



Emma Trottier, Policy Officer (maternity cover)

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Emma is our Policy Officer. She is an expert on the women's equality implications of social security policy, and women in the criminal justice system.

She joined us as Jill's maternity cover in January 2017





Our Membership Engagement Assistant Caroline and Policy Officer Jill, are currently on maternity leave - we look forward to welcoming them back soon.

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