Peter Tatchell Foundation Trustees
Jeremy N. Hooke (Chair)
Jeremy is an investment and wealth manager with ARW and a philanthropist.
He has a large and varied international client base, from individuals and families to businesses and high profile celebrities.
Jeremy was the Lord Mayor of the City of Norwich for 2008/2009, and remains the Treasurer of the Norwich Civic Association. He has worked with many human rights and civil liberty organisations.
He is also Vice-Chair of the Norfolk LGBT History Society and Honorary Treasurer and Director of Norfolk Carers Support. He is a trustee of Norwich Consolidated Charities.
Linda began her career in publishing over 20 years ago as joint publisher of both g3 and Out in the City magazine, and started working in diversity related events a decade later. She has become a powerhouse in the diversity and inclusion sector, starting initiatives such as the Global Diversity List, European Diversity Awards, the Pride Power List and many more.
Linda has been publisher of DIVA magazine, Europe’s leading brand for LGBTQI women and non binary people; she is the founder of Lesbian Visibility Week.
Linda is a former Board Director of US based LGBT campaign group GLAAD (2013-2019)and Patron of LGBT homelessness charity akt. Currently, she is a Patron of Diversity Role Models, a LGBT anti-bullying charity. Linda is also a House of Stonewall Golden Champion for Stonewall Housing.
In November 2017, Shadow Secretary of State for Women and Equalities, Dawn Butler MP, appointed Linda as the Opposition Labour Party’s LGBT Diversity Lead.
Linda is also a former Stonewall Award winner and Business Icon of the Year from the Icon Awards 2017.
Deborah Lane-Winter is a talent, diversity and inclusion consultant and a passionate straight ally of the LGBT community. She was nominated as ‘Corporate Straight Ally of the Year’ and was instrumental in Channel 4 winning the ‘Brand of the Year’ in the Out in the City Awards 2014, now known as the British LGBT Awards.
Her experience includes managing the sexual orientation agenda for British Airways, and being responsible for Channel 4’s Open 4 Programme, an innovative collaboration between Channel 4 and the BBC supported by Creative Skillset which sought to engage diverse new talent across the UK. She is a former Trustee of OutWest, one of London’s longest running LGBT support groups.
A long term supporter of Peter’s – including being the original Chair of the Peter Tatchell Foundation – Ross is back with us doing another stint as a Trustee, following several years in an advisory capacity.
One of the ‘early adopters’ in the UK involved with the burgeoning internet industry (though he says this was more through luck than foresight), Ross started promoting websites before Google even existed. He subsequently developed his skills in various forms of online marketing throughout this 20+ year career – specializing since 2016 in promoting specific aspects of the medical industry through digital advertising.
Born and raised in the North West, Ross lived in London for 25 years, before he and his partner moved to Manchester at the end of 2018.
John Watts works in global communications and campaigns specialising in multinational geopolitical and legal issues including human rights cases. With a background in major event and visit management as a special advisor to the UK Prime Minister, John now works across Europe, Africa, Middle East, South America and East Asia. He is on the advisory board of the Brazil based Lawfare Institute which identifies cases of the misuse of law for political purposes. He is a trustee of the pan-African NGO Right for Education. He studied International Public Policy at Staffordshire University and Arabic and Middle East Politics at Birzeit University in Palestine. John is a huge fan of Eurovision.
George is an educationalist and campaigner.
Having been involved in leading a variety of UK schools he is now Academic Director for a group of international schools and specialises in training teachers around social change and culture.
For twenty years George was the volunteer lead of the Terrence Higgins Trust’s Buddy / Community Support group and continues to be an advocate for volunteering and activism for social justice.
George has a wide range of experiences as trustee of a range of charities. He is currently also a trustee of The WOMAD Foundation, Roehampton Allotment Society and Chairs the Food Chain Kitchen (the social enterprise of the Food Chain).