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
  • Andy Adams Andy Adams Secretary; Trustee
  • Kirsten Bayes Kirsten Bayes Trustee; Patron
  • Mikey Russell Mikey Russell Trustee; MyUmbrella; Website Manager


Provide external support and promotion of the charity.

  • Diane Abbott MP Diane Abbott MP Patron
  • Sarah Hacker Sarah Hacker Patron


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

  • Luke Sherwood Luke Sherwood Operations Team Manager
  • Richard Powell Richard Powell Marketplace Coordinator; Food & Drink Procurement Manager
  • Kerry Goodman Kerry Goodman Photography Coordinator; MyUmbrella Founder
  • Katie Phipps Katie Phipps Social Media Coordinator
  • Christina Dearlove Christina Dearlove Community Ambassador; MyUmbrella Founder
  • Tania Thornton Tania Thornton MyUmbrella