Meet the Trustees

Andy Brown – Chair

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I have been part of the Derbyshire LGBT community for many years, and was one of the founding members of Derbyshire LGBT+ in 1983. I believe that I have the time and skills needed to help provide leadership and direction for the organisation into the future. I have a particular interest in the development of services at Derbyshire LGBT+ and the outcomes that are produced. We must continue to move forwards and face the challenges that this will bring. I fully realise that our organisation cannot afford to stagnate and I am part of a team that ensures we become even stronger, providing the best possible services to the LGBT community. My considerable experience in a managerial work role and knowledge of Derbyshire LGBT+ allows me to transfer and use my skills to the benefit of the organisation.


Jim Rand – Company Secretary
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I first came into contact with Derbyshire LGBT+ as president of the LGBT & Friends Society at the University of Derby, when I was a member of Derby LGBT Community Forum, which I now co-chair. After graduating, I wanted to get more involved in Derbyshire LGBT+, so I recently joined the trustee board, where I’ve had a lovely warm welcome and I’m really enjoying being part of the team. I think Trans men need to represent ourselves and share our unique viewpoints, because we’re not visible enough within the LGBT community, let alone society in general.

Dan Merrison – Treasurer
I have been a volunteer at Derbyshire LGBT+ for over 10 years, initially as a Switchboard Worker. Since then my role has grown to include letter/email support and providing one-to-one support for members of the weekly Men’s Group. I also have an interest in electronic media, contributing to the Derbyshire LGBT+ social media presence. I feel that my personal experiences and my work with Derbyshire LGBT+ have given me a great understanding of the LGBT community’s real needs.

David Ashton – Deputy Chair

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Toni Jacobs- Trustee

I have been part of the Derby LGBT community for several years and served on the committee of Derbyshire Pride since 2014.  Since the beginning of 2017 I have been running the monthly Transcend support group at DLGBT+ and I’m committed to expanding this to further meet the needs of those in Derbyshire who identify as trans* or non-binary and their families.

Mia Morgan-Ford – Trustee

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Martin Carter – Trustee

Hi I’m Martin. I have lived in Derby for about 11years now during that time I have worked at various LGBT venues and been involved in many community events and met a lot of people!! I have been the chair person of Derby pride for the past few years organising and delivering very successful pride festivals and events leading upto the annual event! Before moving to Derby I was heavily involved in youth and community work on various projects and schemes at different levels! E.g. Researching, training, educating and supporting within my local community!