Alistair provides strategic advocacy advice to the Trust and liaises with our partners in the global LGBT movement. He is a human rights activist with almost twenty years’ experience of advocating for the rights of LGBT people, domestically and globally. He has a background in community organising, strategic advocacy and digital communications, in roles at the Kaleidoscope Trust and as a consultant for British parliamentary bodies.
At the Kaleidoscope Trust, Alistair was responsible for high level advocacy and network development, building the organisation’s ties with LGBT activists from around the world and working with them to lobby heads of government, ministers, politicians, diplomats and policy-makers in the UK, the Commonwealth and other international forums. He has provided expert policy advice to the All Party Parliamentary Group on Global LGBT Rights, civil society organisations and intergovernmental bodies. Alistair helped to establish the Commonwealth Equality Network, a forum of LGBT and human rights organisations from over 40 countries working to challenge inequality in the Commonwealth, based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
He has a BA (Hons) in Economics, Politics and Public Policy and an MA in Postcolonial Cultures and Global Policy, both from Goldsmiths University.