Kaleidoscope Trust Welcomes Four New Trustees!
Following a successful recruitment campaign, Kaleidoscope Trust is thrilled to welcome four new trustees. The new additions come from a variety of backgrounds and bring with them a range of experiences and skills that will be extremely valuable as Kaleidoscope Trust continues to grow and expands its work to defend and advance equality and human rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) people around the world.
The new trustees are:
Rebecca is the founder of Grayblue: a business that specialises in digital transformation, technology, people and processes. She is also a blogger, digital entrepreneur, LGBT activist, patron of national trans charity Sparkle, and board member of the LGBT network for startups and enterpreneurs, Series Q.
Will McCallum is Head of Oceans at Greenpeace UK where he leads the organisation's campaigns on plastics, ocean sanctuaries and fisheries. 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.
Also known as Lady Phyll, Phyll is the Executive Director of UK Black Pride and also a senior official at the Public and Commercial Services trade union as the Head of Equality & Learning. Phyll is also a community builder and organiser; a Diva Magazine columnist and a public speaker focusing on intersectional matters of race, gender sexuality and class. In addition, Phyll has been nominated for and won numerous accolades including the European Diversity Awards Campaigner of the Year in 2017 and features in the top 5 on the World Pride Power List.
Marianne works for Microsoft and is the General Manager Partners & Small and Medium Customer for 33 countries in Central and Eastern Europe. She is a passionate LGBT role model, supporting East European LGBT organisations, and regularly speaks at international conferences to increase awareness about human rights equality issues facing LGBT people. Within Microsoft, at the global and regional level, she is recognised as one of the leading LGBT Executives scoping policies and fostering a diverse and inclusive culture within Microsoft.
Welcoming the new trustees, Sir Stephen Wall, Chair of Kaleidoscope Trust, said:
‘It is a privilege to welcome such talented and committed individuals to the board of trustees as Kaleidoscope Trust continues to grow from strength to strength. They each bring with them an impressive range of experience and skills that will greatly support our work around the world in defence of human rights and equality for LGBT people.’
Sir Stephen also paid tribute to those former trustees who recently stepped down following the end of their terms: Simon Fanshawe OBE, John Fingleton and Sean Winnett MBE.