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.

  • Chris Stening
    Chris Stening

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    Chris Stening is Consumer Director of CityFibre where he is responsible for leading the strategic, operational and commercial development of Fibre to the Home (FTTH).

    Chris was recognised in the Top 100 OutStanding leaders in 2014, 2015 & 2016 in the Financial Times. As the founder Executive Sponsor of the O2 UK LGBT network, he has also been a Trustee of Cambridge based Charity, the Kite Trust since early 2016.

    Chris has a first class BA Honours in Business Studies from the University of Hertfordshire and CIM Diploma in Marketing. He is married to Alastair, has two daughters and his hobbies include Cycling, Swimming and Classic Cars.

  • 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.

  • Niamh McNabb
    Niamh McNabb Trustee

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    Niamh is Head of Studies at Long Road Sixth Form College in Cambridge, where she manages guidance staff, is part of the Safeguarding Team and was recently appointed Equality and Diversity Lead.

    Niamh has worked in education since 1999, following on from her career in photography and magazine journalism. Before that she graduated from The University of Nottingham with a physics degree and is one of the few who has taught extensively across the arts and sciences. Her passion lies in pastoral work and she has been part of Long Road’s Senior Guidance Team since 2011 and Head of Studies since 2014. She is also part of the team delivering the Courageous Leaders programme, aimed at LGBT+ teachers, in conjunction with the Equality and Diversity in Education Regional Hub.

    At college she aims to be a role model to young people with LGBT+ identities and Long Road’s Pride Club is very popular in part due to Niamh’s management.  In the past she has experienced harassment for being different and wants to make sure Long Road is an environment where students feel safe to be themselves.

    Originally from Northern Ireland, Niamh has moved around England but is now settled in her village home in the north of Cambridge.

  • 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.

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