Gbolahan Faleye (he/him)
I am a proud fundraiser, business development and stakeholder engagement expert and in my career, have been fortunate to raise money for various good causes. This currently includes enabling countries and their governments to work more effectively through advice and policy solutions. Against the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic, I helped stand up programmes to support African governments and multi-lateral agencies in their fight against the virus including the roll-out of vaccination programs. Prior to this, I have worked across the private, public and third sectors on issues ranging from education to heritage and international development.
When it comes to the change I’d most like to see, it has to be a world where LGBTQ+ people are free to be who they are, regardless of where they are from – be it Nigeria or Nottingham. It’s as simple as that. But as we know, the reality is very different. This is why I am proud to join a group of committed individuals working to ensure that this goal is reached. We will of course need to be pragmatic about the road ahead and resilient to challenges. But as we are stronger together, I know we can do it.
I am proud to join the Stonewall Board and look forward to contributing in some small way to the immense achievements the organisation has been able to achieve and will achieve going forward.