John Halliday Director of Development

John joined Community Renewal in 2016, after finding that his passion for improving local services, listening to community needs and always working with partners reflected in the day-to-day approach of Community Renewal.


He was previously Policy & Development Manager at the Wise Group, another key Scottish social enterprise. Before that he worked as a social research and public policy consultant at Rocket Science. This included supporting social enterprises, managing grant funds, assessing social return on investment, and community consultation. His work has always spanned across criminal justice, employability, welfare, health and education.


John volunteers with Citizens Advice one day each week. He holds both an MA and MSci from University of Cambridge.


To contact John about new ideas, partnership working, communications or opportunities:

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