Community Advisory Board

Our CAB provides advice on diversity and inclusion at Pride (Photograph: Lauren Anderson)

Our CAB provides advice on diversity and inclusion at Pride (Photograph: Lauren Anderson)


Our Community Advisory Board (CAB) advises the directors of Pride in London and scrutinises their decisions. It provides guidance on inclusion, governance and other operational issues.

What does the CAB look at?

  • Diversity and inclusion at Pride
  • Engaging different groups (e.g. trans*, BME) as volunteers, participants and audiences
  • Future themes and the purpose of Pride

What does it advise on?

  • Event plans
  • Parade design and management
  • Festival events and acts
  • Diversity and inclusion training
  • Financial governance

Who is on the CAB?

  • Edward Lord OBE (EL), BiUK, Bi People Representative and Acting Chair

  • Simon Tarrant (STa), Winter Pride UK, Arts and Literature Representative

  • Ozzy Amir (OA), Queen Mary Students’ Union, BME People Representative

  • OPEN, Campaigning and Political Groups Representative

  • OPEN, Disabled People Representative

  • Luke Dowding (LD), OneBodyOneFaith, Faith & Belief Groups Representative

  • Eleanor Barnwell (EB), King’s College Hospital LGBT+ Network, Health Representative

  • David Robson (DR), Wandsworth LGBT Forum, Local Groups Representative

  • Peter Scott-Presland (PSP), Opening Doors London, Older People Representative

  • OPEN, Performance Representative

  • Brit Clayton (BC), IPCC, Professional Groups Representative

  • OPEN, Sports Representative

  • Jacqueline Briggs (JB), Families Together London, Straight Allies Representative

  • Jesse Ashman (JA), Gendered Intelligence, Trans* People Representative

  • Nicki Ryan (NR), Free2B Alliance, Women’s Representative

  • Lukasz Koniezcka (LK), Mosaic LGBT Youth Centre, Young People Representative

  • OPEN, Open Place Representative

When does the CAB meet?

  • Thursday 16th February 2017
  • Thursday 16th March 2017
  • Thursday 27th April 2017
  • Thursday 18th May 2017
  • Thursday 29th June 2017
  • Thursday 20th July 2017 (Closed snagging meeting)
  • Thursday 26th October 2017
  • Thursday 30th November 2017
  • Thursday 14th December 2017

How can I join the CAB?

See above for the positions currently open for nominations. 

You can nominate yourself by emailing the CAB secretary a statement of no more than 250 words. This statement should explain the role you play in your community group or organisation. It should also talk about why you think you would make a good representative. You will be asked to secure an endorsement from a community group or organisation that focuses on the area you would like to represent. The CAB will then vote on all nominated candidates.