Trustees

  • DR. Daragh McDermott
    DR. Daragh McDermott Chair
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    Dr Daragh McDermott is a Senior Lecturer and Deputy Head of the Department of Psychology at Anglia Ruskin University (Cambridge). In his day job, Daragh teaches Social Psychology, the Psychology of Sexuality and Psychological Research methods as well as holding responsibility for the Department’s curriculum and student issues. Daragh’s area of research focusses on prejudice directed towards sexual and gender minorities with a particular emphasis on how to promote positive attitudes towards LGBT people.

    Daragh has been a trustee of The Kite Trust since 2014 and became Chair of the Board in November 2015. In his spare time Daragh enjoys travel and adventure sports such as kayaking and scuba diving.

  • Ellie Devries
    Ellie Devries Trustee
  • Neil Reavey
    Neil Reavey Trustee

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    Neil is an Associate Director at AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals and lives in Cambridge with his husband Nick and their beloved border terrier, Dexter. Neil has been an active campaigner for workplace LGBTQ+ inclusion for several years and has co-founded and led LGBTQ+ employee networks for AstraZeneca in the US and the UK. In early 2019 he also became co-chair of a new cross-sector organisation, the Proud Science Alliance. Above all, Neil believes in the power of community and the ability of LGBTQ+ people to stand up for one another when it matters most.

  • David Lynch
    David Lynch Trustee

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    David’s heart is in community and personal development, and has recently joined as a volunteer and trustee to share his skills and enthusiasm for the Trust’s mission. He’s a gay man and is about to civilly partner his partner.

    He currently works as a management trainer and coach with the consultancy, Your people Potential, and is growing his own practice as a mindfulness teacher.

    In 1990s, he set up partnerships with public health, local government and the charitable sector to develop LGB youth services, and then managed those services (Way Out, Oxfordshire) on behalf of the partnership and The Terrence Higgins Trust. His career evolved into organisational and workforce development as Director of THT in Wales, with a focus on campaigning for better social justice in community service delivery, as the Welsh Assembly implemented devolved social and health policy.

    Today, David works part-time, preferring to spend his time on the allotment, at the lido, singing with the LGBT choir, SingOut Cambridge and occasionally supporting the Trust’s youth groups.

  • Ceri Littlechild
    Ceri Littlechild Trustee

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    Ceri works at Wysing Arts Centre in Cambridgeshire as Head of Operations. She has a background in arts charities and in the public sector. Her experience includes financial management, governance, reporting, administration and relationship development. She has a passion for the arts and is a strong advocate for more equal society.

  • Dr. Catherine Lee
    Dr. Catherine Lee Trustee

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    Dr Catherine Lee (pronouns she/her) is the Deputy Dean for Education at Anglia Ruskin University. She is a secondary school teacher by background and her university research is focused on LGBTQ+ inclusion in schools.

    Working with Schools across the UK, Catherine helped to set up Courageous Leaders, the UK’s only LGBTQ+ leadership programme for teachers. This has been really successful and has helped LGBTQ+ teachers achieve school leadership roles, lead on equality and diversity and become out role models for the young people they work with.

    Catherine’s commitment to LGBTQ+ inclusion has been recognised with a nomination for a Diva Award and in 2019, Catherine featured on the Pride Power list as one of the UK’s most influential LGBTQ+ people.

    Catherine is the author of two books about LGBTQ+ inclusion in schools. Heteronormativity in a Rural School Community tells the story of Catherine’s own struggles as a teacher living and working in a rural school and Courage in the Classroom shares the stories of other LGBTQ+ teachers and makes practical recommendations for how schools can be LGBTQ+ inclusive.

     

  • Catherine Allen
    Catherine Allen Trustee

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    Catherine is a chartered accountant and works for the Group Reporting team at Cambridge University Press, where she is a proud member of their LGBT+ network. She completed her ACA at KPMG, where she led financial audits across a wide range of organisations in the public and private sector. In her spare time she enjoys reading, weightlifting, acquiring houseplants and playing nerdy board games with her friends.

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