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  • Simon Millson (he/him) Chair

    Simon has been a Trustee of Kaleidoscope Trust since 2016 and was appointed Chair of the Board of Trustees in June 2021. He has been a keen supporter of the organisation since its inception in 2011. Simon has over 25 years experience in international public affairs, having worked across the world including in South Africa, Hong Kong, Australia and Brazil. He is also Chair of the Board of Trustees of British Youth Music Theatre and a Trustee of Omnibus Theatre.

  • Beth Dowling-Jones (she/her) Vice Chair

    In June 2021, Beth Dowling-Jones became the first-ever Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees at Kaleidoscope Trust. Beth is a Sales Partner at the investments company BNY Mellon. Beth served as founding trustee, then Chair of the LGBT+ education charity, Diversity Role Models for eight years. Beth has also served on the boards of the Gay Women’s Network, the Interbank LGBT+ Forum, as European chair of BNY Mellon’s LGBT employee resource group, PRISM and on BNY Mellon’s Global Diversity Council. Beth and her wife are proud mums of two wonderful daughters.

  • Richard Wingfield (he/him) Secretary

    Richard is Head of Legal at Global Partners Digital, a social purpose company working to enable a digital environment underpinned by human rights. Before joining Global Partners Digital, Richard led on policy development and advocacy at the Equal Rights Trust, an international human rights organisation seeking to combat discrimination and inequality. Richard is also a qualified barrister in England and Wales, and started his career practicing in criminal and human rights law.

  • David Bholat (he/him) Trustee

    David is the Director of Financial Services at Faculty, an AI company. He previously led analytical functions at Barclays and the Bank of England. A former Fulbright Fellow and Coca-Cola Scholar, David is a Member of the British Library’s Advisory Council and a Visiting Fellow in Economics at Essex University. He is also a Non-Executive Director of London Community Credit Union and Member of the Resources and Audit Committee for Impetus, the private equity foundation.

  • Adam Barriball (he/him) Trustee

    Adam has over 25 years’ experience working in international corporate affairs, currently Director of Business Development & Brand for Tata group across the UK and Europe. He was previously SVP on the management team of NetJets, part of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway group. He has been supporting Kaleidoscope Trust’s Fundraising & Communications Committee since 2020 and is also on the board of media tech agency, Stitcht.

  • Krisha Gandhi (she/her) Trustee

    Krisha is a multilingual educational leader and consultant. Following on from her BA in Mandarin Chinese and her MA in Educational Leadership and Policy, she has spent much of her career working to develop access to education across Asia. One of the world’s youngest Head Teachers at 26, she was also selected as an international School Inspector. Krisha is now working toward her MBA, consulting in diversity, equity and inclusion-driven school practices, and writing her first novel.

  • Matthew Hedges (he/him) Trustee

    Matthew has worked in diplomacy and international affairs for over two decades and his most recent overseas posting was as the UK’s Ambassador to Paraguay. He has also worked in Myanmar, India, Japan, Morocco, Iraq, Turks and Caicos Islands, and at the UK Mission to the UN in New York. Matthew is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a Leadership Fellow at St George’s House Windsor, and on the board of the King’s Head Theatre. He has a master’s degree in public policy and international relations from Princeton.

  • Will McCallum (he/him) Trustee

    Will McCallum is joint executive director at Greenpeace UK. Before arriving at Greenpeace, he was involved in many community and social justice campaigns including co-founding a community bicycle workshop and campaigning for better access to education, including opposing the increase in tuition fees. He is the author of ‘How to Give Up Plastic’, published by Penguin Life.

  • Tobi Olasunkanmi (he/him) Trustee

    Tobi is a senior international arbitration lawyer, advising sovereign states and investors on the resolution of international disputes, particularly those with a government dimension. His pro bono practice focuses on human rights, including LGBTQ+ equality litigation. He was selected as a Judicial Assistant to the Supreme Court, has taught at Harvard Law School, and worked for the UN Independent Expert on SOGI. Tobi has law degrees from Cambridge and Harvard, both with distinction, and splits his time between London and Washington.

  • Jo Peres (she/they) Trustee

    Jo (also known as Josie) brings to their trusteeship a commitment to equality, diversity, and inclusion advocacy, which comes from a huge passion for social justice and positive change. They work within higher education as an EDI specialist. Growing up from apartheid South Africa, Jo’s formative years in a climate of injustice fuelled their passion for challenging inequality. Over two decades, Jo has been an unwavering activist for LGBTQ+ rights, consistently pushing boundaries and championing the cause. Jo’s approach is defined by an unwavering commitment to an intersectional lens, recognising the intricate layers within the LGBTQ+ and EDI space. As a proactive and dedicated champion of equality, diversity, and inclusion, Jo brings a results-oriented and meticulous professionalism to their work. Their expertise extends from PR and communications to applying data analysis and leveraging insights as a catalyst for transformative change. Jo’s commitment to creating impactful and meaningful contributions to help foster a more inclusive and equitable world.

  • Jasvir Singh CBE (he/him) Trustee

    Jasvir is an award winning community activist and leading figure in the British South Asian community. He’s a practising family law barrister and a regular contributor to BBC Radio 4’s Thought for the Day. He’s a trustee and patron of several regional and national charities within the faith and minorities sector. He is the Co-Founder of South Asian Heritage Month, an annual awareness month which celebrates and commemorates South Asian arts, culture, history and identity. He was honoured with an OBE in 2017 and a CBE in 2023 for his extensive community work, and he was named the ‘Alumnus of the Year’ by King’s College London in 2023.

  • Marie-Helene Tyack (she/her) Trustee

    Marie-Helene currently globally leads Inclusion, Diversity & Belonging at Allianz Commercial, and is the Chair of the Global Pride Board for the Allianz Group. Prior to this her career has been in HR, specifically in recruitment. She is currently based in France, and has lived in the UK, Belgium, Spain and Malaysia. She is a member of the Senior Advisory Board of LINK (LGBTQ+ Insurance Network) and sits on the Global Advisory Board of We Create Space.