Pride in London today announces the appointment of two new directors to its board: Rhammel Afflick as Director of Communications and Mufseen Miah as Director of Finance. The two new leads will be responsible for helping the community interest group deliver London’s third largest annual event.
The Director of Communications role oversees the organisation’s comms strategy spanning PR, International Communications, Social Media, Content and Political Engagement, as well as working closely with the Marketing team on Pride in London’s annual theme and creative campaign. The Director of Finance is responsible for Pride in London’s budget development, organisational forecasting and the implementation of new financial processes, as well as overseeing all financial reporting and account auditing.
Both new directors had previously held the role of deputy directors in their respective teams. The promotions follow after several rounds of interviews alongside external candidates.
Rhammel Afflick, Director of Communications for Pride in London, said: “With this year’s Pride Jubilee still fresh in our minds, it’s more important than ever for our communications to reflect the extraordinary and wonderful diversity of London and its LGBT+ communities - especially groups that are often under-represented. I’m extremely proud to be leading an exceptional team of volunteers spreading the word about the breadth of work Pride in London does with the community, and I’m looking forward to getting started on our 2020 plans.”
Mufseen Miah, Director of Finance for Pride in London, said: “I’m delighted to be joining Pride in London’s board of directors and taking up the reins for finance across the organisation. As the UK’s largest Pride event, we must ensure the future financial health of our organisation so that the generations to come can continue to attend for free. One of my priorities will also be to review any surplus generated this year to see whether we can establish a community fund for making grants to LGBT+ community organisations in London.”
Alison Camps, Co-Chair of Pride in London, added: “We're passionate about making sure Pride in London properly reflects the communities we represent and serve, so I'm delighted that Rhammel and Mufseen - both of whom are amazing activists - are joining our board of directors. I have no doubt that Rhammel’s expertise in communications will help us spread our messages of equality, diversity and protest throughout the press, social media and the government, and we’re extremely fortunate to have Mufseen’s skills as a chartered accountant to help us ensure the financial longevity of the organisation. I’d also like to take this opportunity to thank Asad Dhunna and David Bloomfield for their service as our former Director of Communications and Director of Finance, and look forward to seeing them both at Pride in London events in the future.”
Pride in London engaged over 40.7million people via its social channels this year and reached one in three people in the UK through its PR and influencer coverage. The total cost of Pride in London now exceeds £1.1million annually, though the organisation continues to keep the event free for everyone to attend thanks to income generated through fundraising and strategic partnerships.
For more information on other roles and positions currently available at Pride in London, please visit prideinlondon.org/volunteer.