Lewis Ryder-Jones, Deputy Chief Executive
Lewis joined Scotland’s International Development Alliance in 2017, having previously worked in policy and campaigning for a prominent HIV charity in Scotland. Earlier in his career he has worked in West Africa, South America and the Middle East with large and small iNGOs. Lewis is devoted to affecting positive societal change and has broad knowledge of the political and policy landscape at home and abroad. He holds an MA in Modern European Languages and Politics and an MSc in Comparative Public Policy, both from the University of Edinburgh.
Lewis shares with the Chief Executive the role of representing the organisation in the public domain and is responsible for enabling and facilitating our members’ collaborative work on international development policy. He is also responsible for managing our communications, including the website, newsletter, annual reports, and other information resources.
Email Lewis or call 0131 281 0896
Philippa Ramsden, Effectiveness & Learning Manager
Philippa joined The Alliance in 2018 having previously worked overseas for 17 years. She has worked in humanitarian and development contexts in Rwanda, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, India and Mongolia with Save the Children International and with VSO in Nepal. Philippa’s early career was in community development in Glasgow before studying as a mature student at the University of Glasgow for her MA (Hons) in French and Russian. Prior to moving overseas in 2000, she worked for the City of Edinburgh Council’s European and International Unit.
Philippa is responsible for designing, developing and implementing the Effectiveness and Learning Programme’s portfolio of services. The Effectiveness and Learning Programme includes virtual and face-to-face and online learning and training activities, mentoring programme, Working Groups and has the overall purpose of supporting Alliance members to manage their overseas programmes to a high standard.
Email Philippa or call 0131 281 0894
Cecilia Corcoran, Finance and Administration Manager
Cecilia joined Scotland’s International Development Alliance in October 2018. With a background in administration and finance, Cecilia, having worked in the third sector for over 30 years, she has gained experience of both local, national and international voluntary organisations from a range of thematic areas and now enjoys being part of the Alliance.
Cecilia has responsibility for the development and maintenance of the our financial and administrative systems and internal policies. This includes book-keeping, coordination of budgets and financial reporting to the Chief Executive, our Finance Committee and our funders.
Her role also involves coordination with the Chief Executive on all matters relating to the Board of Trustees; management of human resource requirements and general office administration.
Email Cecilia or call 0131 281 7374
Ruth Wilkinson, Project Assistant
Ruth joined Scotland's International Development Alliance in July 2020. Before joining the Alliance, she worked for social justice organisation Global Justice Now, working to mobilise activists in Scotland and beyond. She has also worked with Young Friends of the Earth Scotland, and currently sits on the steering committee. Prior to this, she worked as a freelance designer for five years, and she holds a MA in Illustration from ECA. She is passionate about tackling economic inequality worldwide, and has a particular interest in building inclusivity and diversity into international development.
Ruth supports our communications and events planning and delivery, and provides administrative support for the team.
Who We Are
Our history, vision and mission statement shape our organisation.
We adhere to certain values, and we ask our members to do the same.
Our Strategic Plan
Our strategic plan sets out our objectives and outlines how we will work with our members to achieve them.
We work in partnership with our members as well as others in Scotland, the UK and internationally. this page sets out our main partners and funders.
Our Board of Trustees is responsible for the overall governance and strategic direction of the charity.
We are a small team with a range of skills and backgrounds.
Our Annual Reviews
A full selection of our annual reviews going back to 2007, detailing our impact and finances.
Reports and Finance
This section provides the latest documents relating to our governance and operations
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