Alistair oversees the Trust advocacy and research, liaising with our partners in government and in the global LGBT movement. He also oversees the Trust’s legislative reform programme, which provides technical assistance to governments and other stakeholders to change the laws that discriminate, criminalise or fail to protect LGBT people. 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.
Alistair was part of the team that helped to establish the Kaleidoscope Trust, and was responsible for 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 helped to set up the Commonwealth Equality Network; a coalition of LGBTI organisations from over 60 Commonwealth countries. Alistair has provided expert advice to the British Parliament, including the UK All Party Parliamentary Group on Global LGBT Rights. He has served as Co-chair of the UK Alliance for Global Equality; a network of UK-based civil society organisations working together to promote and support progress in global LGBT rights.
He has a BA (Hons) in Economics, Politics and Public Policy and an MA in Postcolonial Cultures and Global Policy, both from Goldsmiths University.