Meet Our Board of Directors

Following the recent appointment of its new Interim CEO, the LCR Pride Foundation has also welcomed four new board members, to support the organisation as it continues to grow. 

Meet the team:

Lewis Collins

A Youth and Community Worker for The Hive, Wirral Youth Zone and Neo Community, has been appointed as Participation Director and Chair of the board. Lewis will be responsible for supporting the development of the volunteering operation for the foundation, across all of its initiatives and events.

Lewis said: “It is exciting to be joining the board at this early stage in its development and have an opportunity to help shape the foundation and become part of a growing movement. I’m looking forward to becoming part of the wider LGBT+ community in the Liverpool City Region and being a conduit to bring the community together.”

Joe Donohue

A Senior Business Development Officer in the Care and Support Division at Riverside, joins the board as Governance Director. Joe is tasked with ensuring that the organisation is run effectively, demonstrates the highest standards of accountability and transparency, and adheres to the highest standards of corporate governance.

Joe, who has worked in the charitable sector since 2012, said: “We live in a fantastic city region with a phenomenal cultural heritage, but the Liverpool City Region has a chequered history when it comes to supporting the LGBT+ community. A lot of progress has been made, but there is still much more work to do. As an LGBT+ ally, I see it as my duty to get actively involved where I can make a difference.”

Emma Stewart

Administrator for Social Value UK, has been appointed as the organisation’s Finance and Administration Director. They will work closely with Joe as part of LCR Pride Foundation’s finance and governance group to ensure transparency and accountability to sponsors, partners and all who engage with the organisation, as well ensuring the sustainability of its financial strategy.

Emma said: “I’m privileged to be part of such a diverse and innovative board of directors, at the beginning of an exciting new decade! I want to make sure that the organisation remains financially stable for years to come, so that LCR Pride Foundation keeps serving its community and reaching out to people that need its support.”

Donna Hall

The final new addition to the LCR Pride Foundation board is Events Project Manager for Special Olympics GB National Summer Games Events Project Manager for Special Olympics GB National Summer Games with Liverpool City Council, Donna Hall. Donna brings a wealth of experience from the Physical Activity and Sport world, having spent her 18-year career in sports and community development.  

This strategic appointment will support the foundation’s 2020/21 theme, Young at Heart, which aims to highlight the benefits of self care, being active and doing the things we love, on our physical and mental wellbeing.

Donna said: “I will be supporting the widest engagement of physical activity and sports for LCR Pride Foundation and looking to ensure that people from any background can access physical activity and sport without prejudice or fear. This will include supporting the Liverpool City Region’s existing LGBT+ sports teams and helping to enhance what they do and how they do it.”

The LCR Pride Foundation board are currently processing a number of Expressions of Interest applications from our last board recruitment drive, which has been delayed due to COVID-19. Once this is completed further opportunities will be released.

In the coming weeks you’ll be able to get to know our new board members even better, through a series of interviews. If you have any questions for them, why not get in touch?


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LCR Pride Foundation is a registered charity in England & Wales, no 1185167. Registered Company 11754074.