Our Trustees and Patrons Board of Trustees Julia Shelley Chair of Trustees Julia has had a long career in voluntary sector leadership and was CEO of Age UK Lambeth. She has also been a trustee of other LGBT+ organisations. Annie Southerst Co Vice-Chair Trustee Annie is an Opening Doors Ambassador and had a career in mental health and physiotherapy. She has also been a trustee and worked for other LGBT+ organisations. Hitesh Tailor Co Vice-Chair Trustee Hitesh is a Chartered Accountant and has served on the Boards of a number of not for profit organisations including Deputy Chair of the Audit Committee at Age UK. Hitesh is currently covering as Treasurer. Councillor Rishi Madlani Trustee Rishi is Head of Sustainable Finance and Just Transition at NatWest Group and Co-Chair of its LGBT+ staff network. He is also a Bloomsbury Ward Councillor and the Camden Borough LGBT+ champion. Daniel Ricard Trustee Daniel is the Operations Leader in PwC's Sustainability and Climate Change business based in London and is also an Ambassador for the firm's LGBTQ+ network Shine. After mentoring the ODL corporate volunteering team for a number of years, Dan joined the board of Trustees in October 2020. He is also the founder and co-chair of NEXUS, a cross-organisation network which brings together the leaders of corporate LGBTQ+ networks to share best practice. ODL Patrons Liz Barker Patron Liz is a working peer (Lib Dem), and used to work for Age Concern England where she pioneered national work around LGBT+ older people. Lord Chris Smith Patron Lord Smith began his political career as a Labour Councillor for Islington Borough, becoming MP for Islington South and Finsbury in 1983. The following year he came out as the first ever openly gay MP and when Labour came to power in 1997 he became Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, and Chairman of the Millennium Commission, the first openly gay Cabinet Minister anywhere.