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Trustees

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TJ (She/They)

Chair, Board of Trustees

TJ's role at Q:alliance is to lead the strategic vision of the team, as well as ensure that our charity operates in a safe and legal manner. They lead a team of volunteer Trustees, who together help steer the charity towards the future.

In their day job they lead the Future of Work & Place programme at Santander UK, as well as chairing the LGBTQ+ Employee Network, Embrace.

In their free time, TJ is a loud and proud lesbian, hapless servant to 2 very naughty dogs and 3 extremely demanding cats. They are devoted to their amazing wife of over 20 years. They're a voracious reader, audiobook narrator and a persistent (yet talentless) gamer.

Get in touch with me.

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Peter (He/Him)

Trustee

Peter has been with Q:alliance since the start. Originially a volunteer with Milton Keynes Youthline and MK Lesbian and Gay Link. He has served many roles in the charity and Secretary, Chair and Line Manager.

He is a farmers son, raised in rural Milton Keynes and has a passion for social equality and belief in community organising. Peter loves to travel, bike riding and spending time with friends and family.

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Stevie (He/They)

Trustee

Stevie's role at Q:alliance is as a trustee with a particular responsibility for MK Youth services and Governance.

Stevie lives and works in Milton Keynes at the Open University, where he is involved in all kinds of things.

He has a husband, a dog, cat and several house plants. He loves badly dubbed Italian horror movies from the 910's. He can often be found exploring dungeons and fighting dragons. His queer icons include John Walters, Quentin Crisp and Andy Cohen.

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Michelle (She/Her)

Trustee

Michelle has been providing services and advocacy for the past 13 years, with a focus on helping trans individuals and supporting them through their journey. Having personally witnessed the challenges and joys of transitioning, she understands how important it is to have support during this time.

In addition to her makeup work and charitable endeavors, she also works in care, which she finds incredibly rewarding and feels privileged to be able to make a difference.

She also has involvement with the nightclub, Pink Punters. As she believes it's important to have safe and inclusive spaces where the community can come together.

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Mike (He/Him)

Trustee

Mike's role at Q:alliance is Treasurer, and supports the financial aspects of the organisation with his wide range of knowledge and experience.

He has lived in Milton Keynes for give years with his partner Mark and their furbabies Willow, Teddy and Harley.

Having previously lived in St. Albans, Luton, Harpendon and Winchester, has has a number of friends in wide-reaching locations and therefore loves travelling. More recently going to Las Vegas to win it big, and failing miserably at it.

Outside of travelling he is an avid reader with a love of crime novels and binging on American crime shows.

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PK (He/Him)

Trustee

PK joined Q:alliance in June 2023 with a focused responsibility on Marketing and Fundraising and Bedford’s Youth Service. With over 30 years’ experience of working in the charity sector PK is passionate about helping create thriving communities where everyone has a voice.

In his day job PK is the Director of Bedford Giving, a place-based giving scheme that has been set up to create a brighter future for Bedford’s children and young people. In his spare time PK is an abstract artist undertaking private commissions in the UK and Internationally.

 

Married to his amazing wife and dad to two growing boys, PK is also a conversion therapy survivor and wholehearted about supporting LGBTQ people of faith.

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