I'm Robin McAlpine and I'm Director of Common Weal. I started out as a journalist and over the last 20 years have worked in political media relations, parliamentary relations, publishing and policy development. I was very deeply involved in the referendum campaign and my eyes were opened to what a truly participatory democracy would look like. I am over the moon to have been able to appoint such a wonderful team and we all look forward to making change happen.
Tiffany worked for big businesses for years before realising that she had to turn her life around and change direction. Fascinated by human behaviour, society and culture, she returned to university to study sociology and social anthropology. She describes this as undoubtedly the best move she ever made. Heavily influenced by the Common Weal vision she carried out research for her dissertation on the transformation of the people of Scotland during the referendum. Thrilled to now be a part of the team Tiffany is committed to doing everything she can to play her part in shaping Scotland's future.
Head of Policy
Head of Research
Max became the Campaigns Officer for Common Weal in March 2016. Up until this point he had been active with the Common Weal in a voluntary capacity since 2014, organising events and contributing to campaigns.
Special Projects Manager
Editor, Common Space
Angela Haggerty is editor of CommonSpace and is based in Glasgow. Before joining CommonSpace, Angela was a journalist at The Drum magazine, covering the media and broadcast sectors, and worked in London. Prior to that, she edited the Scottish best-selling book Downfall: How Rangers FC Self-Destructed. She has written for a variety of local and national print and broadcast titles, and provides Scottish politics and media commentary on television and radio. Angela has a particular interest in modern media development and digital technology.
Having spent most of his life working in construction, Chris McQuade went to college in 2012 to pursue a career in journalism. Covering the 2014 independence referendum and 2015 General Election, Chris graduated in 2016. From there, he worked for Glasgow Live covering Glasgow Sheriff Court and Chris whilst writing for local and national outlets. Chris was delighted to join the team at Common Space.