The Alliance Policy Committee

The Alliance Policy Committee

What is the Alliance Policy Committee?

The Alliance Policy Committee is a sub-group of our Board of Trustees. Membership of the committee is made up of a combination of individuals from our Board of Trustees and representatives from our wider membership.

The Committee meets to share policy and advocacy priorities, find ways to collaborate and steer the Alliance's policy work. The Committe also sets proactive policy priorities for the Alliance, approve policy positions and deal reactively with emerging issues. The group meets a minimum of four times a year, and all previous minutes and notes are avaliable to members here.

The Committee has Terms of Reference that are regularly reviewed and agreed by the Board of Trustees. 

Who sits on the Policy Committee?

Currently, there are 12 active members of the Committee:

  • Simon Anderson (IIED) (Chair)
  • Cathy Ratcliff (Thrive)
  • Geraldine Hill (SCIAF)
  • Jamie Livingstone (Oxfam Scotland)
  • Kenneth Watt (British Red Cross)
  • Chris Hegarty (Christian Aid Scotland)
  • Dorcas Pratt (Water Witness International)
  • Hazel MacIver (Tearfund)
  • Benjamin Carey (Carey Tourism)
  • Chris Loughran (Halo Trust)

Can I join the Policy Committee?

Yes. If you are a member of the Alliance, you can join the Committee (as per Terms of Reference), or you can participate more informally by joining meetings that interest you. 

All quartely meeting dates are published on the events page of our website and are open to all members. Quarterly meetings are normally held in February,  May, August & November, and take place in Edinburgh. If you cannot join in person, it is always possible to join online remotely via Zoom. Get in touch for more information.

Sign up to the Alliance policy committee mailing list if you want to recieve updates about meetings in advance.




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