WHO WE ARE

GiveOut is a new charity raising funds for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, and intersex (LGBTQI) causes worldwide.

Around the world, activists are doing vital work to promote and protect the rights of LGBTQI people. But the movement is underfunded, and it’s often not easy for individuals to provide support.

GiveOut has been established to create a new and sustainable source of funding for the global LGBTQI movement, by enabling individual donors to give through a single platform to fund LGBTQI activists and their organisations.


OUR BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Elliot Vaughn  ( @Elliot_Vaughn ) is GiveOut’s founder and the Chair of its Board of Trustees. He is a Partner and Managing Director at The Boston Consulting Group in the UK. He is a member of the Board of the international LGBTQI human rights organisation OutRight Action International, and has appeared three times on the Financial Times/OUTstanding list of leading LGBT+ executives.

Elliot Vaughn (@Elliot_Vaughn) is GiveOut’s founder and the Chair of its Board of Trustees. He is a Partner and Managing Director at The Boston Consulting Group in the UK. He is a member of the Board of the international LGBTQI human rights organisation OutRight Action International, and has appeared three times on the Financial Times/OUTstanding list of leading LGBT+ executives.

Elliot Vaughn

Iain Anderson  ( @iain_w_anderson ) has over 25 years’ experience in integrated communications, global political risk and public policy. He is a co-founder and Executive Chairman at Cicero Group and focuses on public policy and corporate communications strategy supporting many global FTSE and Fortune 500 blue chip organisations. He is the former Chairman of the Association of Professional Political Consultants and of the CIPR Public Affairs group. Iain is one of the Financial Times/OUTstanding Global 100 Executives and is a Stonewall Ambassador.

Iain Anderson (@iain_w_anderson) has over 25 years’ experience in integrated communications, global political risk and public policy. He is a co-founder and Executive Chairman at Cicero Group and focuses on public policy and corporate communications strategy supporting many global FTSE and Fortune 500 blue chip organisations. He is the former Chairman of the Association of Professional Political Consultants and of the CIPR Public Affairs group. Iain is one of the Financial Times/OUTstanding Global 100 Executives and is a Stonewall Ambassador.

Iain Anderson

Chris Darby  ( @chrisdarby89 ) is a specialist in digital operations, having until recently been a Venture Architect with Boston Consulting Group Digital Ventures. He is skilled in human centred design, business model innovation and in the digital aspects of building a new organisation. Chris recently left BCGDV to help build an early stage venture.

Chris Darby (@chrisdarby89) is a specialist in digital operations, having until recently been a Venture Architect with Boston Consulting Group Digital Ventures. He is skilled in human centred design, business model innovation and in the digital aspects of building a new organisation. Chris recently left BCGDV to help build an early stage venture.

Chris Darby

Rosanna Flamer-Caldera  is the founder and Executive Director of EQUAL GROUND ( @_EQUALGROUND_ ), the only mixed LGBTQI organisation pursuing LGBTQI rights as part of the larger human rights framework in Sri Lanka. Rosanna served two terms as Co-Secretary General for the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex Association (ILGA) and is the current Chair of the Commonwealth Equality Network. She was a recipient of the Utopia Award 2005. More recently, she was awarded the Zonta Women of Achievement 2017 Award for Social Impact. In 2018, she was shortlisted for the Pink News Award for Campaigner of the Year and the APCOM Community Hero award. Rosanna is also an advisor to the Urgent Action Fund (Asia).

Rosanna Flamer-Caldera is the founder and Executive Director of EQUAL GROUND (@_EQUALGROUND_), the only mixed LGBTQI organisation pursuing LGBTQI rights as part of the larger human rights framework in Sri Lanka. Rosanna served two terms as Co-Secretary General for the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex Association (ILGA) and is the current Chair of the Commonwealth Equality Network. She was a recipient of the Utopia Award 2005. More recently, she was awarded the Zonta Women of Achievement 2017 Award for Social Impact. In 2018, she was shortlisted for the Pink News Award for Campaigner of the Year and the APCOM Community Hero award. Rosanna is also an advisor to the Urgent Action Fund (Asia).

ROSANNA FLAMER-CALDERA

Alison McFadyen  has been Group Head, Internal Audit at Standard Chartered Bank since 1 January 2016, based in London. Prior to this role, Alison was in New York, responsible for the Bank’s Supervisory Remediation Programme. Alison joined Standard Chartered in 1999 and has held several senior leadership roles including Chief Executive Officer, Jersey, Head of Governance Middle East, Europe, Africa and Americas and Chief Operating Officer, Private Banking. Alison is a keen supporter of the Goal programme, which is aimed at empowering adolescent girls from low-income communities with the skills they need to make informed life choices. She is also a member of the Global Diversity & Inclusion Council at Standard Chartered Bank.

Alison McFadyen has been Group Head, Internal Audit at Standard Chartered Bank since 1 January 2016, based in London. Prior to this role, Alison was in New York, responsible for the Bank’s Supervisory Remediation Programme. Alison joined Standard Chartered in 1999 and has held several senior leadership roles including Chief Executive Officer, Jersey, Head of Governance Middle East, Europe, Africa and Americas and Chief Operating Officer, Private Banking. Alison is a keen supporter of the Goal programme, which is aimed at empowering adolescent girls from low-income communities with the skills they need to make informed life choices. She is also a member of the Global Diversity & Inclusion Council at Standard Chartered Bank.

ALISON MCFADYEN

Dr Michaela Muscat  ( @MicaMuscat )   is the Government of Malta's Representative to the International Maritime Organisation, a UN Agency. She also sits on the Malta-UK Business Taskforce, advising the Maltese Prime Minister on Brexit and Malta's strategy as a foreign direct investment destination. Michaela is passionately committed to promoting Malta's LGBTQI legislation, with the country currently ranked first internationally in ILGA's rainbow index. The emerging correlation between Malta's economic growth and its progressive social model is one of her principle interests and causes. She first moved to London as a Commonwealth Doctoral Scholar at the London School of Economics and has also worked in journalism and is a regular on Maltese media.

Dr Michaela Muscat (@MicaMuscat) is the Government of Malta's Representative to the International Maritime Organisation, a UN Agency. She also sits on the Malta-UK Business Taskforce, advising the Maltese Prime Minister on Brexit and Malta's strategy as a foreign direct investment destination. Michaela is passionately committed to promoting Malta's LGBTQI legislation, with the country currently ranked first internationally in ILGA's rainbow index. The emerging correlation between Malta's economic growth and its progressive social model is one of her principle interests and causes. She first moved to London as a Commonwealth Doctoral Scholar at the London School of Economics and has also worked in journalism and is a regular on Maltese media.

MICHAELA MUSCAT

Rachel Reese  ( @Glo_Butterflies ) is a diversity and human resources expert. She started her early career within the defence industry as an avionics software engineer, later moving into human resources. After 16 years working in legal education, Rachel left her role as Production Director at the University of Law to pursue a career in promoting diversity. She is the founder of Global Butterflies, a consultancy that helps firms develop trans-inclusive work environments. Rachel is Vice Chair of the Law Society’s LGBT Lawyers Division Committee and sits on the Board of InterComms.

Rachel Reese (@Glo_Butterflies) is a diversity and human resources expert. She started her early career within the defence industry as an avionics software engineer, later moving into human resources. After 16 years working in legal education, Rachel left her role as Production Director at the University of Law to pursue a career in promoting diversity. She is the founder of Global Butterflies, a consultancy that helps firms develop trans-inclusive work environments. Rachel is Vice Chair of the Law Society’s LGBT Lawyers Division Committee and sits on the Board of InterComms.

Rachel Reese

Mike Stamp  is a Project Leader at The Boston Consulting Group in Sydney, Australia. Prior to joining BCG from his MBA at INSEAD, Mike worked as a consultant to the NGO sector with a particular focus on international development charities. In this capacity Mike supported the Elton John AIDS Foundation in redeveloping its strategy.

Mike Stamp is a Project Leader at The Boston Consulting Group in Sydney, Australia. Prior to joining BCG from his MBA at INSEAD, Mike worked as a consultant to the NGO sector with a particular focus on international development charities. In this capacity Mike supported the Elton John AIDS Foundation in redeveloping its strategy.

Mike Stamp

Joseph Vellone  ( @jdvellone ) is a Consultant at The Boston Consulting Group in London, and a founder of the London Young Professional Engagement Committee for OutRight Action International. Before joining BCG. Joseph worked for the United Nations in New York and internationally in various development-focused roles.

Joseph Vellone (@jdvellone) is a Consultant at The Boston Consulting Group in London, and a founder of the London Young Professional Engagement Committee for OutRight Action International. Before joining BCG. Joseph worked for the United Nations in New York and internationally in various development-focused roles.

Joseph Vellone


OUR TEAM

Rupert Abbott  ( @RupertBAbbott ) is GiveOut’s Executive Director. He has over a decade of international human rights experience, specialising in the design and development of human rights initiatives and organisations, and in leading research and advocacy, including on LGBTQI rights.  Before joining GiveOut, he co-founded the human rights experts’ hub RightsStart and headed the Institutional Development Programme at the Human Rights House Foundation, supporting the establishment of new ‘Human Rights Houses’ in Eastern Europe. He was Deputy Director of Amnesty International’s Asia-Pacific Programme and the organisation’s Research Director for Southeast Asia and the Pacific. He previously served with the United Nations as the Acting Head of the Khmer Rouge Tribunal’s legal defence section, and was the Director of Programmes and Organisational Development at the Cambodian Center for Human Rights.  Rupert is a Trustee of the LGBT Switchboard Brighton, a member of the Law Society’s International Action Team and serves on the Advisory Board of the Future Forum think tank in Southeast Asia. He trained and qualified as a lawyer at the global firm Baker & McKenzie and was awarded a high commendation by the Law Society for his pro bono human rights work. He studied law at the University of Sussex and holds a BA and MA in modern history from the University of Oxford.

Rupert Abbott (@RupertBAbbott) is GiveOut’s Executive Director. He has over a decade of international human rights experience, specialising in the design and development of human rights initiatives and organisations, and in leading research and advocacy, including on LGBTQI rights.

Before joining GiveOut, he co-founded the human rights experts’ hub RightsStart and headed the Institutional Development Programme at the Human Rights House Foundation, supporting the establishment of new ‘Human Rights Houses’ in Eastern Europe. He was Deputy Director of Amnesty International’s Asia-Pacific Programme and the organisation’s Research Director for Southeast Asia and the Pacific. He previously served with the United Nations as the Acting Head of the Khmer Rouge Tribunal’s legal defence section, and was the Director of Programmes and Organisational Development at the Cambodian Center for Human Rights.

Rupert is a Trustee of the LGBT Switchboard Brighton, a member of the Law Society’s International Action Team and serves on the Advisory Board of the Future Forum think tank in Southeast Asia. He trained and qualified as a lawyer at the global firm Baker & McKenzie and was awarded a high commendation by the Law Society for his pro bono human rights work. He studied law at the University of Sussex and holds a BA and MA in modern history from the University of Oxford.

Rupert Abbott

Executive Director

Callum Jackson  ( @cjjackson93 ) Callum Jackson is a recent graduate from Oxford University. He has a Master's degree in Middle Eastern politics and works across external communications, grantmaking and governance.

Callum Jackson (@cjjackson93) Callum Jackson is a recent graduate from Oxford University. He has a Master's degree in Middle Eastern politics and works across external communications, grantmaking and governance.

 

Callum Jackson

Grant-making and Communications Officer


Work with us

Supporter Engagement & Partnerships Officer

Salary: £22,000-£23,500 plus pension, with opportunity for growth

Leave: 25 days’ paid annual leave (rising by 1 additional day for each year of service up to a 28 days) plus 1 day around your birthday and days over the Christmas week

Hours: Full-time role, with flexibility required, with potential to consider alternative proposed models

Location: Central London, with occasional travel

Reports to: Executive Director

The Supporter Engagement & Partnerships Officer will be a key member of GiveOut's small team, undertaking research to identify supporters, developing and maintaining the supporter database, organising meetings and events to engage supporters, developing and supporting new corporate partnerships, writing proposals for grant funding and helping to communicating impact.