Who’s who at Red Pepper?

Editorial collective

Red Pepper’s core editorial collective (its co-editors) is responsible for the overall editorial direction of the magazine, and for co-ordinating each print issue. They’re all volunteers, so please be forgiving if you don’t get a response to your email very quickly!

Hilary Wainwright was involved in founding Red Pepper in 1994, and has been an editor for most of the time since. She’s a fellow of the Transnational Institute and an expert on democracy and public services. She is the author of books including Reclaim the State: experiments in popular democracy, and co-author of the seminal socialist-feminist text Beyond the Fragments.

Michael Calderbank is a parliamentary researcher for a group of trade unions. He’s been a Red Pepper co-editor since 2009, and is author of The Cost of Living Crisis: Time to End Economic Injustice (Radical Read, 2015). He serves on the National Executive of the Labour Representation Committee.

Ruth Potts joined the Red Pepper editorial collective in 2016. She is a co-founder (with Molly Conisbee) of bread, print & roses, Artistic Advisor to UTOPIA 2016 and a senior lecturer in Ecological Design Thinking at Schumacher College. She worked in Communications and Campaigns for the New Economics Foundation, and is the co-author (with Andrew Simms) of The New Materialism, and a co-author of NEF’s Clone Town Britain series of reports.

Wider editorial and production team

Production editor: Tom Walker

Sub editor: Steve Platt

Designer: Tom Lynton

Picture researcher: Izzy Koksal

Commissioning editors: Danielle Child, Emma Hughes, Siobhán McGuirk, Jo Ram

Environment editor: Kara Moses

Reviews editors: Alex Doherty, Elinor Rooks

Red Pepper organiser: Jenny Nelson

Red Pepper’s board

Anthony Arblaster, James O’Nions, Simon Mohun, Hilary Wainwright, Tom Walker, Kitty Webster