It’s really difficult to know what to write here. What comes out might sound pretentious, or not what people really want to know. It’s also not meant to be a CV or a job application.
It might be easier to have questions to answer, but I haven’t, so here goes …
I have several roles including a day job in Westminster which pays for the fun things in life and enables me to carry out several roles in the charity world/third sector.
Let’s start with the fun things – theatre, spending (some would say too much) time travelling, spending (some would say not enough) time with friends, and international architecture.
The charity roles have included Stonewall (co-founder in 1989/90 and their first treasurer) where I sat on their board for their formative years in the 1990s; and on the board of Children with Aids Charity until it closed in 2014. Until January 2018, I was Global Co-Chair of Ditch the Label.
Currently I chair the Board of trustees of the Ben Cohen StandUp Foundation – a grant making anti-bullying charity.
I also advise charities globally on working together.
In 2017 I was honoured and humbled to be listed as the third most inspirational senior LGBT executive working globally in the third and public sectors by Out-Standing (published in the Financial Times).
In 2016 I was recognised as one of the most influential LGBT executives who made a difference in the workplace (published by the Telegraph) and was included on the Pride Power List. I was also shortlisted for the British LGBT Awards (Inspirational Role Model) and the European Diversity Awards (Campaigner of the Year).
I was also one of two lay people in the Church of England included on a list published by GAFCON in November 2016. In response to this, LGCM included me on their inaugural Rainbow List.