New Trustees for Pride in Brighton & Hove

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Pride in Brighton & Hove has appointed seven new trustees to its board of directors, who meet for their first board meeting this week.

The new trustees are:

Nick Beck, a marketing expert; Dave Bettelley, an LGBT businessmen; David Bishop, an insurance broker and a former Pride volunteer; Madeline Lawlor, a social networking entrepreneur; Del Smart, a finance officer for a trade union and another former Pride volunteer; Baz Stannard, an LGBT businessman and Stuart Matthews a volunteer with a national charity and previous Parade entrant.

They join existing trustees, Russell Allen, a local government officer and Justin Manning, a hotelier.

Commenting, acting chair Russell Allen said:

“I am delighted to welcome my new colleagues onto the board. They join at a particularly challenging time, when key decisions on the future shape of the charity need to be taken and I am confident that they will bring fresh thinking and enthusiasm driving the charity forward and regaining the support from all parts of the local LGBT community.”

He went on: “The board of trustees is not yet up to full strength and we are still looking for volunteers to come forward to help steer Pride over the coming years.”

Anyone interested in becoming a trustee should contact Pride in Brighton and Hove by calling 01273 775939 or emailing: judith@brightonpride.org and requesting an application form.