Meet Our Team

Here you can find our staff, volunteers, interns and trustees.

Glenn Liddall

Head & Founder

After over twenty years in the third sector in Scotland, Glenn is delighted to have established a new kind of organisation in the field of social innovation. Glenn has qualifications in counselling (AdDip Coun), fundraising (MInstF) & is working toward a degree in Leadership and Management.

Glenn Liddall

Miren Ochoa Sagues

Training & Volunteer Coordinator

Miren is very passionate about helping children and young people. She started volunteering with People Know How in 2014 and is now in charge of managing the projects and fundraising departments. Miren has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Pharmacology and Severe Mental Illnesses. She has experience in managing teams of diverse backgrounds and ethnicities.

Miren Ochoa Sagues

Elena Bravo

Webmaster

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Elena is a web designer and mad scientist at heart. With a background in biotechnology, her love for design and understanding how things work led her to migrate from the study of stem cells to the amazing world of digital technology. Elena loves experimenting and learning about new design and programming trends.

Elena Bravo

Itziar Irigoyen

Community Space | Welcome & Enagement Coordinator

Itziar is an Administration and Business Management graduate with over two years of experience. In 2015 she applied for a scholarship to experience a new life challenge and decided to volunteer with People Know How. She loves chatting and meeting new people.

Itziar Irigoyen

Alicia Sancho Montañés

Shared Heritage – Shared Future Co-ordinator

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Alicia finished her Bachelor’s Degree in History two years ago. She has taken part in different archaeological research and education projects. As she is passionate about communicating with people, she participated in a Tourist Information Internship project and she also decided to study a Master’s Degree in Teacher Training in Secondary School Education with specialisation in Social Studies. As part of a scholarship programme, she’s working on our Shared Heritage – Shared Future project.

Sean Britton

Rissa de la Paz

Social Innovation Academy Co-ordinator

Rissa de la Paz has worked as a producer in multimedia and lifelong learning. She is passionate about nurturing the spark that keeps our curiosity alive. She is keen to immerse herself in projects that fire the imagination and creativity of our communities. Rissa is thrilled to be part of the team running the Social Innovation Academy.

Sean Britton

Sarah Vivers

Volunteer

Sarah is a currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Public Health. With an Undergraduate degree in Biomedical Science, Sarah had 3 years working for the Medical Research Council in Oxfordshire before deciding to transition to a career in Public Health. Sarah is also an Equalities Ambassador for the Edinburgh Equality and Rights Network. This works in an intersectional manner to advance equality, promote human rights and tackle inequality and poverty

Enara Eizagirre

Caroline Stevens

Volunteer

Caroline is currently studying for her bachelor’s degree in Sociology with Quantitative Methods at the University of Edinburgh. As an aspiring social researcher, she is looking forward to gaining experience with the creative and inspiring team at People Know How.

Sean Britton

Lesley London

Chair: Board of Trustees

Lesley has been involved with People Know How since its inception in 2013; holding the post of Chair for several years. Empowering people by recognising their personal skills and assets and using such to facilitate change is important to Lesley and this is evident in the work in which People Know How is engaged. Her professional career was in social work practice; latterly as a team leader in a childcare team.
She is the Safeguarding Coordinator at Stockbridge Church and has lead responsibility for Safeguarding within People Know How.

Lesley London

Nigel Ross

Vice Chair: Board of Trustees

Nigel is a qualified lawyer and was in private practice for many years until being appointed as a Sheriff. He has professional involvement in well-being issues relating to children and families, and is currently a director of another Edinburgh based charity promoting the emotional well-being of children throughout the UK. He has lead responsibility for legal and ethical matters as well as being the Vice Chair.

 

Jamie Laing

Chair: Board of Trustees

Jamie is a Safety Business Partner for one of the largest retailer groups in the UK where he is responsible for advising senior leaders on Health & Safety, Food Safety, Fire Safety and Environmental Protection issues whilst also representing the business with enforcing authorities and regulators. Having spent three years in retail management at the start of his career, Jamie found a passion in developing others and spent the next six years in Learning & Development including a short stint in Retail Banking before moving into Health & Safety. Jamie has previously been a Trustee of a neighbourhood centre in North Edinburgh and has been a Trustee of People Know How for 3 years in which time he has been Chair of the Development Sub-Group and championed good governance principles. Recently elected as Chair, Jamie is now focused on enabling the future growth of People Know How and leading a diverse Board of Trustees.

Jamie Laing

Amrita Ahluwalia

Trustee: Board of Trustees

Amrita is currently planning to embark on a PhD building on her MSc in Cognition in Science and Society. Amrita is new to the board of trustees and was an intern with People Know How in 2013 and co-ordinated a consultation with children and young people in 2014. She is keen to share her skills in research and consultation work.

Keith Smyth

Alec Edgecliffe-Johnson

Trustee: Board of Trustees

Alec is President of the Edinburgh University Student Association whilst he is taking a year out from studying Economics (MA). Alec is new to the board of trustees and has been involved in developing our Social Innovation Academy especially in terms of establishing social enterprise as a sustainable funding source. He is keen to share her skills in finance and his interest in future economic models as well as connecting People Know How with corporate sponsors.

Keith Smyth