We support LGBT+ activists around the world

Our Team

OFFICERS

 

 

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 - Chair

Sir Stephen Wall GCMG LVO is a retired British diplomat who served as Britain's ambassador to Portugal and Permanent Representative to the European Union. 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 - Executive Director

Paul Dillane is the Executive Director of Kaleidoscope Trust, the UK's leading international LGBT charity. He has specialised in the protection of refugees and LGBT rights for 14 years including during a career at Amnesty International and as Executive Director of UKLGIG, the UK's national LGBT asylum and refugee charity. He has extensive policy, advocacy and fundraising experience - working with other NGOs, government and parliamentarians regionally and internationally. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Human Rights Lawyers Association and a signatory to the Yogyakarta Principles plus 10 on the application of international human rights law in relation to sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and sex characteristics launched in 2017.

 

 

 

Jesse Sperling - Programme Manager

Jesse is an international development professional with six years of experience in campaigning, advocacy and programming. He is currently working closely with UK-based and international partners in The Commonwealth Equality Network (TCEN) to implement an advocacy strategy to promote the human rights of LGBT people at the Commonwealth Summit in 2018. 

 

 

 

 

 

Alex Leon - Programme Coordinator

 

Alex is a young professional with three years of experience working in advocacy, communications and international development. Previously, he worked as a consultant with the Open Data Institute, helping governments in Europe and Africa to become more transparent and innovative. In his spare time, he writes and speaks about racism and mental health in the LGBT+ community. He currently supports the Kaleidoscope Trust's work with The Commonwealth Equality Network (TCEN).

 

Leena Patel - Programme Manager (Equality & Justice Alliance)

 

Leena has over 10 years experience working on women’s and girls’ rights. Between 2010 to 2016, Leena was based in New Delhi; she worked with UN Women’s South Asia office managing projects on women’s economic empowerment and political participation under the Fund for Gender Equality. In 2013, Leena became a freelance consultant where she worked with international and local organisations in India on research, advocacy and resource mobilisation. More recently, Leena worked with Girl Effect as Senior Manager, Gender.

 

 

 

Katsiaryna Borsuk - Programme Coordinator (Equality & Justice Alliance)

 

Katsiaryna has almost 10 years of experience in programme and project management, fundraising, and organisational development, working with human rights and civil society empowerment. She worked with Front Line Defenders, contributing to the protection of human rights defenders at risk in Europe and Central Asia, with the Office for Democratic Belarus, as the fundraising consultant, and with the Belarusian Human Rights House as Programme Development and Fundraising Officer. Since 2011, she worked with different LGBT rights initiatives in the former Soviet Union, carrying out national and international LGBT rights advocacy and campaigning, building regional coalitions, and monitoring violations of LGBT rights. 

 

 

 

Anna Harvey - Office Manager

 

Anna has solid office and facilities management experience gained from her previous roles at Savills and CBRE. Before joining the Kaleidoscope team, Anna worked as Premises Manager & PA to the CEO of Centre 404; a charity supporting people with learning disabilities and autism. At Kaleidoscope Trust Anna facilitates the smooth running of the office whilst providing executive-level support to both the Director and the Board of Trustees.

 

 


 

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.

 

 

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.

 

ALVIN TO (Treasurer)

Alvin is a manager at EY, with advisory and auditing experience in the banking and capital markets sector. He has worked in New Zealand, Switzerland, Jersey and Hong Kong and has previously audited charitable organisations. He is a Chartered Accountant of Australia and New Zealand and an enrolled Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand.

NOEL WATSON-DOIG (Company Secretary)

Noel is a solicitor at Bristows LLP, specialising in EU / UK competition law. Noel was previously a trustee and Company Secretary of the GMFA; the gay mens' health charity where he gained experience in management and project delivery.

 

Sinead McBrearty

SINEAD McBREARTY  

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.

 

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.  

 

 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.