At our recent board meeting, two of our trustees – Katie Cornhill and Phyll Opoku-Gyimah – stepped down from Stonewall’s board.
Katie Cornhill has reached the end of her term as a trustee, and has decided to focus on her many other commitments. We want to thank Katie for all the insight and commitment she has brought to the Stonewall board and for her contribution to the Stonewall Trans Advisory Group. We know that she will continue to be a keen advocate for Stonewall and for human rights in the future, including for LGBT people.
As part of our work to reach more diverse BAME LGBT communities, Stonewall is seeking to develop a new programme of work with UK Black Pride in the coming months. Phyll Opoku-Gyimah is Executive Director of UK Black Pride as well as being a Stonewall trustee.
Given the planned increase in joint working between the two organisations, Phyll has decided to stand down as a trustee of Stonewall. We look forward to working closely with Phyll and her team of volunteers over coming months and years as we define this new and expanded way of working with UK Black Pride and wider BAME LGBT communities.
Our board of trustees are the backbone of Stonewall, and we will be recruiting new trustees to fill these vacant positions. Recruitment will be announced through the Stonewall website and social media channels, and we will particularly welcome applications from people with diverse backgrounds.