Kaleidoscope Trust

Our Team

OFFICERS

 John Bercow

Rt Hon John Bercow MP - President

As Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow has spoken out publicly in support of LGBT rights internationally. His coat of arms, unveiled in 2011, includes the rainbow colours, the pink triangle and the words 'All Are Equal'.

 

Sir Stephen Wall

Sir Stephen Wall - Chair

Stephen is the University College London’s Equalities Champion for LGBT issues. He is a trustee of the Thomson Foundation, which provides training in independent journalism in Africa and the Middle East. As a British diplomat he worked on the European Union’s external relations, including human rights policy. He is a former foreign affairs adviser at 10 Downing Street.

 

 

 Paul Dillane

Paul Dillane - Executive Director

Paul was Executive Director of the UK Lesbian and Gay Immigration Group (UKLGIG) from 2014 to 2017, championing the rights of LGBT asylum seekers and refugees and achieving demonstrable and measurable improvements in their lives. Prior to this, Paul enjoyed a career as a refugee lawyer and specialist including at Amnesty International UK. He has extensive policy, advocacy and fundraising experience - working with other NGOs, with government and with Parliamentarians both regionally and internationally.

 Jesse Sperling

Jesse Sperling - Programme Manager

Jesse is a development professional with five years of experience in campaigning, advocacy, policy and programming. He is currently working closely with the Commonwealth Equality Network (TCEN) to produce and implement an advocacy strategy for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in 2018. 

 

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Philippa Drew

PHILIPPA DREW CB

Philippa is a former Director of Global Issues at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office with responsibility for human rights, democracy, the United Nations and Commonwealth issues. She is an adviser to Cancerkin, a breast cancer charity, and vice-chair of the Coalition for an International Court for the Environment. She is a former field officer for the Save the Children Fund and was chair of the Diplomatic Service Appeal Board.

 

Simon Fanshawe

SIMON FANSHAWE OBE

Simon is a broadcaster, writer and consultant at astar-fanshawe. He was one of the co-founders of Stonewall, is currently the Chairman of the Governing Council of the University of Sussex and a Board member of Brighton Dome and Festival, Housing21 and English Touring Theatre.

 

 

JOHN FINGLETON

John was CEO of the Office of Fair Trading from 2005 to 2012. Prior to that, he chaired the Irish Competition Authority and worked as an academic economist in London, Dublin and Chicago. He has experience at international relations in the areas of competition and regulation. He studied economics at Trinity College Dublin and Nuffield College Oxford.

Daniella Herrman

DANIELA HERRMANN (Company Secretary)

Dani is an international anti-corruption specialist with the NHS. She has an academic background in International Relations and has worked on human rights and equality issues with the UN Development Fund for Women in Beijing and with leading parliamentarians in Westminster and Brussels. 

 

Sinead McBrearty

SINEAD McBREARTY  (Treasurer)

Sinéad spent the first half of her career at KPMG, in a variety of marketing and strategy roles. She subsequently moved to the not-for-profit sector, and used her commercial skills to support, set-up and lead social enterprises across a range of sectors. She holds an MSc in social policy from the London School of Economics.

 

Sinead McBrearty

REV JIDE MACAULAY

Jide is the founder of the House Of Rainbow Fellowship, an inclusive and affirming religious community open to all people including sexual minorities. He is an Anglican, British-Nigerian born in London. Jide has been a Christian minister since 1998 and is an inspirational speaker, author, poet, pastor and preacher. He holds a degree in Law, Master’s in Theology and Post-Graduate Certificate in Pastoral Theology. Jide has served as Executive Board/Co-Chair of Pan Africa ILGA and is currently Vice Chair of the Global Interfaith Network.

 

Simon Millson 

SIMON MILLSON

Simon is an entrepreneur, activist and philanthropist. He has over 25 years experience in international public affairs working across the world including London, Brussels, Cape Town, Hong Kong, Sydney and Rio de Janeiro. He holds a number of roles on the Committees and Boards of campaign groups, NGOs and charities.  

 

Trevor Phillips

TREVOR PHILLIPS OBE

Trevor was chair of the UK's Equality and Human Rights Commission from 2006 - 2012. He studied in Guyana and is a former head of the Commission for Racial Equality. He has worked in television as a producer and presenter and is a former member of the London Assembly.

 

David Sampson

DAVID SAMPSON

David is the Deputy Director of the Baring Foundation and leads its programme focused on strengthening the voluntary sector. A lawyer by training, he has worked previously at the National Center for Lesbian Rights in San Francisco and as Global Pro Bono Advisor at Linklaters.

 

 

 Winnie Sseruma

WINNIE SSERUMA 

Winnie works as a Freelance Consultant on HIV & global health. She was born in the UK, grew up in Uganda and went to university in the US graduating with a BA in Sociology. Winnie has worked for various organisations including Positive East and Christian Aid, UK. She has spoken at the UN in New York and at various high level meetings on the impact of HIV on women & other marginalized groups.

 

Sean Winnett

SEAN WINNETT MBE

Sean is head of government relations for Shell in the UK. He worked in the Foreign & Commonwealth Office 2005-2015, specialising in human rights, East Asia and the Middle East & North Africa. He was posted to Beijing and Geneva, and in London worked as a senior policy adviser in the National Security Secretariat and as private secretary to the foreign secretary. He has an MA from SOAS in Pacific Asian Studies.