People

Eileen Gallagher OBE (Chair of Trustees)

Our Chair of Trustees, Eileen is founder and former CEO of Shed Media Group – the drama company responsible for Bad Girls, Footballers’ Wives and Waterloo Road. As former chair of PACT, the trade association for independent film and TV producers, she successfully lobbied for changes to the 2003 Communications Act which created the media regulator, Ofcom.

Kate Harris (Co-founder and Trustee)

Previously VP American Express Corporate Services. Track record in leading business critical global relationships; strategic business planning and budget management. Lifelong feminist/lesbian activist: worked at Brighton Women’s Aid. Former volunteer fundraiser for Stonewall.

Bev Jackson (Co-founder and Trustee)

After a career as a teacher and university lecturer in English literature, Bev spent 17 years as a translator at the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Now a freelance academic translator, largely in art history. A founding member of the UK Gay Liberation Front and former activist in many areas including refugee rights, she is the author of A Month with Starfish.

Conrad Roeber (Trustee)

As a strategy consultant, Conrad was the primary author of IPSO’s recent report into the treatment of transgender-related issues by the UK press. During the research for this, he became concerned about the potential for harm to women and LGB and transgender people in the confused debate about trans-related rights.

Lord Young (Trustee)

Labour Party Life Peer; former General Secretary of National Communications Union; Joint General Secretary of the Communication Workers Union. Previous Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at Department for Innovation, Universities & Skills, later at Department for Business, Innovation & Skills. Ex-Governor of the BBC.

Robert Wintemute (Trustee)

Professor of Human Rights Law at King’s College London, lawyer and expert in successful LGB court cases in Europe and Latin America, signatory of the 2007 Yogyakarta Principles (now critical of Principles 3 & 31).

Kate Barker (Managing Director)

Kate Barker is a copywriter, strategist, speech writer and columnist who founded and ran an award-winning London creative agency. A communications adviser to political parties, think tanks and campaign groups, Kate has recently published her first novel.