Our volunteers

Pride in London is run by a group of volunteers who are passionate about equality and diversity. We are a not-for-profit organisation, and any surplus funds we raise are used to support the LGBT+ communities and improve the event.

Together, we run the UK’s biggest, most diverse pride, and our job is to make sure we provide a platform for every part of London’s LGBT+ communities (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*, queer, questioning, intersex, non-binary, asexual, polysexual, genderqueer and gender variant people) to raise awareness of LGBT+ issues and campaign for the freedoms that will allow them to live their lives on a genuinely equal footing.

From Pride’s Got Talent, which helps to showcase the wonderful creativity across our communities, to our annual Parade through the heart of the West End and the amazing two-week, city-wide Festival that precedes Pride weekend, everything we do is designed to give LGBT+ people a platform to be visible and speak loudly to the rest of the city about what we have achieved, how far we have come and what is still needed.

Pride in London includes people of every race and faith, whether disabled or able-bodied, and all sexualities and genders including lesbian, gay, bisexual, asexual, queer, questioning, intersex, trans*, genderqueer, gender variant or non-binary as well as straight and cis allies.

Around 150 people volunteer year-round to help us deliver what has become a world-class Pride. We are already a pretty diverse bunch, but we are looking to add to our diversity and are especially keen to receive applications from the Black, Asian, Minority ethnic, Trans, Bi, Non-binary and Queer communities. Gender equality is always a key consideration for us.

Our mission

  • Be fully inclusive of all sections of the LGBT+ community, free at the point of access

  • Provide a celebration of LGBT+ life and a platform to continue the fight for equality and to challenge prejudice

  • Establish Pride in London on a sustainable footing and grow the festival over time to serve better the needs of London’s LGBT+ community and promote London as a beacon to the world

We aim to be transparent as far as possible. That's why we hold regular open meetings to report on Pride and gather feedback. We are also committed to engaging with residents, businesses and other groups who are involved in or affected by Pride.

Our board

We have a voluntary board made up of independent directors. The board appoints people who it believes have the skills and experience to run Pride. Our senior managers make Pride happen and often manage teams of their own.

Our senior leaders

Christopher Joell-Deshields, Executive Director - chrisjd@prideinlondon.org

Asad Shaykh, Marketing & Communications Director - asadshaykh@prideinlondon.org

Shendi Keshet, Finance Director - shendikeshet@prideinlondon.org

Dan O'Gorman, Commercial Director - danogorman@prideinlondon.org

Simon Jones, Events Director - simonj@prideinlondon.org

James Fok, Deputy Director - Finance, jamesfok@prideinlondon.org

Tracey Abbott, Deputy Director - Diversity & Inclusion, traceyabbott@prideinlondon.org

Emily Weatherall, Deputy Director - Strategic Partnerships, emilyw@prideinlondon.org

Tim Noblett, Deputy Director - Marketing, timnoblett@prideinlondon.org

Will De'Athe-Morris, Deputy Director - Communications, willdm@prideinlondon.org

Jess Kuller, Deputy Director - People, jesskuller@prideinlondon.org

Ash Buak, Deputy Director - Community Engagement - ashwinbuak@prideinlondon.org

Company Information

London LGBT+ Community Pride CIC, PO Box 71920, London NW2 9QN

Registered in England and Wales as a Community Interest Company (no. 8321669)