Interfaith Glasgow are sad to be saying ‘goodbye for now’ to our project manager Dr Rose Drew, who is leaving us to have a baby. We wish her and her family the very best of luck and are looking forward to hearing her news soon.
To cover for Rose during her maternity leave we are delighted to welcome Michael Wilson. Michael has been involved in equality work, in particular with minority ethnic and faith communities, since he graduated from the University of Dundee all the way back in 2005. He is currently on secondment from his role as Deputy Director of the West of Scotland Regional Equality Council until September 2014 covering the position of Project Manager at Interfaith Glasgow while Rose is on maternity leave. Michael has worked at WSREC since 2005, first as a volunteer, before becoming a member of staff in 2006. Since then has held a variety of positions within the organisation, before becoming Deputy Director in 2011. He is passionate about equality and has supported a broad range of work including increasing the representation of minority communities in public life and also supporting new migrant communities become settled into their new lives in Scotland. His proudest moment has been the two successful ‘Taste of Africa in Renfrewshire’ events he organised (with more than a little help from the local community) which celebrated the diversity of culture in his home town of Paisley. The events have now been taken on by a newly formed community organisation which he thinks is the best legacy he could have hoped for.
Michael is delighted to be supporting the on-going development of the Interfaith Glasgow project and is looking forward to meeting those already engaged and getting to know those who are passionate about taking this vibrant project forward.