Meet The Team

The team at Reading Pride is formed of dedicated volunteers in a variety of roles. We are always in need of enthusiastic people to help throughout the year so if you can commit some time to help the LGBT+ community and to shape the future of your Pride please get in touch.


Lead by the Chair the Trustees make the key charity decisions, provide direction and bear the legal/financial responsibilities. They are voted on by the members at a General Meeting.

  • Paul Britt Paul Britt Chair; Trustee; Graphic Designer
  • Andy Adams Andy Adams Secretary; Trustee
  • Kirsten Bayes Kirsten Bayes Trustee; Patron
  • Mikey Russell Mikey Russell Trustee; Website Manager


Provide external support and promotion of the charity.

  • Diane Abbott MP Diane Abbott MP Patron
  • Kirsten Bayes Kirsten Bayes Trustee; Patron
  • Sarah Hacker Sarah Hacker Patron

Pride Committee

Lead by the Chief Executive Officer run the charities day to day functions which includes a vast range of different skills and opportunities.

  • AJ Jain AJ Jain Human Resource Manager
  • Bradley Cooper Bradley Cooper Funding Team Manager; Grants Coordinator; Fundraising & Events Coordinator
  • Christina Dearlove Christina Dearlove Parade Manager; Community Ambassador; Food & Drink Procurement Manager
  • Martin Cooper Martin Cooper Operations Team Manager; Fundraising & Events Coordinator
  • Mikey Russell Mikey Russell Trustee; Website Manager
  • Daniel Hayman Daniel Hayman Fundraising & Events Coordinator
  • David Horrill David Horrill Operations Officer
  • Jess Gouldthorpe Jess Gouldthorpe Graphic Designer
  • Kerry Kleis Kerry Kleis Photography Coordinator
  • Lee Krafft Lee Krafft Fundraising & Events Coordinator
  • Luke Sherwood Luke Sherwood Procurement Manager
  • Paul Britt Paul Britt Chair; Trustee; Graphic Designer
  • Richard Powell Richard Powell Marketplace Coordinator; Food & Drink Procurement Manager
  • Sophie Sheehan Sophie Sheehan Pride aLive Stage Coordinator; After Party Coordinator

MyUmbrella Committee

Lead by team leaders Christina Dearlove and Kerry Kleis run the MyUmbrella LGBT+ project that focuses on raising awareness of the lesser known sexuality and gender identities through monthly socials and providing educational resources.

  • Christina Dearlove Christina Dearlove MyUmbrella Founder
  • Kerry Kleis Kerry Kleis MyUmbrella Founder
  • Freyja Domville Freyja Domville MyUmbrella
  • Mikey Russell Mikey Russell MyUmbrella
  • Steven Winter-Gray Steven Winter-Gray MyUmbrella