Calum is Director of Advocacy and Communications, a role focused on ensuring people in positions of power and influence understand and actively support the use of participatory and deliberative decision-making, and ensuring the public begin to recognise open, participatory and deliberative processes as a core part of our democracy.
Calum joined Involve in August 2021. He brings 10 years’ experience of leading campaigns and communications strategy.
Before Involve, Calum worked as Communities & Campaigns Director, and then Chief Executive, of London Community Land Trust, an organisation who works with its members to campaign for and directly deliver permanently affordable, democratically determined homes across London. During his time, Calum built the organisation from having 1,000 members and its first site, to one with 3,400+ members, multiple sites across the city for over 150 affordable homes and major policy changes at local and regional level in favour of permanently affordable, democratic determined homes.
Before London CLT, Calum worked as a Senior Organiser at Citizens UK, building the power of people across the country to participate in the decisions that affect them the most, including founding a local chapter in south London, Peckham Citizens.
Calum is also a Governor at Oliver Goldsmith Primary School. He holds a Professional Diploma in Architecture from Cass School of Architecture, a Postgraduate Certificate in Business Administration from the Open University and a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from the University of Sheffield.