Calum is Director of Advocacy and Communications. He works with others in the team to build political and public support for public participation and deliberation as a fundamental part of our democracy, to help meet the challenges of the 21st century. As part of his role, he also oversees The Democracy Network.
Calum joined Involve in August 2021. He brings 12 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 democratically determined, permanently affordable 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 100 affordable homes and major policy changes at local and regional level in favour of community land trust 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 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.