About

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 …

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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. I was Chair and a founding trustee of the Ben Cohen StandUp Foundation – an anti-bullying charity – for eight years until April 2020.

Currently I sit on the Board of the Diversity Project Charity.

I also advise charities on a global basis on working together and speak at a variety of events.

I have been honoured to be included on the following

2019 – shortlisted nominee for the European Diversity Award for Campaigner of the Year

2019 – Eleventh most inspirational LGBT Senior Executive working globally in the third and public sectors (OUTstanding, Yahoo Finance)

2018 – shortlisted nominee for the European Diversity Award for Campaigner of the Year

2018 – Fifth most inspirational LGBT Senior Executive working globally in the third and public sectors (OUTstanding, published in the Financial Times)

2017 – Third most inspirational LGBT Senior Executive working globally in the third and public sectors (OUTstanding, published in the Financial Times)

2016 – Ranked 12 on the list of the most influential LGBT executives who made a difference in the workplace (OutAtWork Top 50, published in the Telegraph)

2016 – Pride Power List (published in the Guardian)

2016 – shortlisted nominee for the British LGBT Award for Inspirational Role Model of the  Year

2016 – shortlisted nominee for the European Diversity Award for 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, OneBodyOneFaith included me on their inaugural Rainbow List.