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.

  • Anna Marsden
    Anna Marsden Secretary
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    Anna lives and works in Cambridge with her wife, Anna. They run award winning Luminescence, a communications agency creating the highest quality and best performing communications for professional services.

    With a social conscience and a passion for sharing and exchanging knowledge, Anna has previously worked in the charity and public sectors in inner-city London and trained volunteers, council workers, and local and Metropolitan police officers.

    Anna has been a trustee for The Kite Trust since 2013 and can be found exploring Cambridge by bike, sampling a pint of Doombar, or hankering for a spot of off-piste skiing and downhill biking in the mountains.

  • Juliet Snell
    Juliet Snell

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    Juliet has worked in the Voluntary and Community for almost 30 years, in front line and leadership roles. She has experience of supporting people of all ages with issues of poverty, homelessness, disability and mental ill health. She now runs a consultancy supporting organisations to better listen to their communities and so make strategic decisions that enable change for good in society.

  • 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.

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