Mary McManus

Since April 24, Mary McManus has been the Regional Manager of Living Wage NI based in Advice NI. Mary is building on the success of the Living Wage for East Belfast Campaign which she coordinated between 2022 and 2024. Mary spent 24 years working in the Community in the Welfare Rights sector and from 2006 to 2021 managed East Belfast Independent Advice Centre. She advocates for Community Wealth Building as a means to achieve a society that is fairer to people and planet.


  • Breakout 1C: How and in what ways is rethinking growth connected to reducing inequality and poverty?