Chair of Trustees
Helen is one of the co-founders of Trans Media Watch as well as a member of Stonewall’s Trans Advisory Group. She has given evidence to the Leveson Inquiry into press standards and ethics as well as some parliamentary inquiries. She has appeared on a number of television and radio programmes, including BBC’s Newsnight and Today programmes, as well as a documentary with Martina Navratilova focusing on trans people and sport. She was the Lib Dem parliamentary candidate for Chippenham in both 2017 and 2019, and was the first trans person to be selected as a target seat candidate, increasing her vote substantially in 2019. She was recognised as one of the most influential LGBT people in the country for 3 years running as part of the Independent on Sunday’s Rainbow List. Before politics she worked in IT, and ran her own software company for 15 years before selling it in 2019. She lives in Wiltshire with her wife of 25 years. Helen has been a trustee of Consortium since 2014, and chair since 2016.
Kevin is a Partner at Ernst and Young with a demonstrated history of advising insurers on changes to financial and regulatory reporting in the insurance industry. Kevin is focussed on building teams and campaigns in professional services organisations and has a Master's Degree in Accounting and Political Studies (Africa) from University of Cape Town.
Hannah is currently Head of Operations at Three Faiths Forum and is responsible for operations including office management, HR and finance. She also manages 3FF's Internship/volunteer Programme. Hannah has extensive experience in equality and diversity within the pubic, voluntary and community sectors and BA (Hons) (International) in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Professor Elizabeth McDermott
Liz is a Professor of Health Inequality at Lancaster University where her research is concerned with mental health inequality especially in relation to age, sexuality, gender and social class. Alongside her other research, Liz is the lead investigator for an LGBT Youth Suicide Prevention Project.
Carina is Consortium's newest Trustee, having joined the Board in August 2019. She has a legal background with a focus on data protection and intellectual property. She volunteers for a couple of Consortium's Members and has a keen interest in youth issues.
Yuri is a highly experienced finance and risk professional, currently a Senior Advisor with McKinsey and Company, previously having been Managing Director of Business Development with Lloyds Banking Group.