Phyll Opoku-Gyimah, Executive Director of Kaleidoscope Trust
Widely known as Lady Phyll, partly due to her decision to reject an MBE to protest Britain’s role in formulating anti-LGBTQ penal codes across its empire, Phyll has over 20 years of experience as an LGBT+ rights activist and anti-racism campaigner. She spent a decade advocating for the rights of workers within the largest civil service union as a lead negotiator on behalf of Civil Service workers.
Initially working as Head of Political Campaigns, she moved into the role of Head of Equality and Learning at Public and Commercial Services (PCS) Trade Union. Phyll is the co-founder and nucleus of the award-winning celebration and protest that is UK Black Pride, Europes largest pride celebration for LGBT+ people of colour.
A community builder and organiser, Phyll is also a columnist and a public speaker, with a focus on intersectional matters of race, gender, sexual orientation and class.
Sarah Vibert, CEO of NCVO
Sarah joined NCVO in January 2020 as director of membership and engagement and is now chief executive. She has held a number of leadership roles in the voluntary sector, most recently as chief executive of the umbrella charity, The Neurological Alliance.
Sarah also spent time in her senior management roles at Epilepsy Society and In Kind Direct. She started her career in local government management, including working for the Mayor of London.