Meet The Team
Our Trustees at ReportOUT
Founder and Chair of Trustees
Drew Dalton: U.K. (He/Him)
Drew is the founder and currently the Chair of ReportOUT. He has spent the last 20 years working within the NGO sector on both a national and international level in a range of varied roles, from human rights to international development. Drew brings key skills to ReportOUT, such as fundraising, charity operations and strategy, international development, human rights and volunteer management. Alongside this, he also has a background in education, is a qualified teacher, and is currently working as an academic and social researcher. Drew has a degree in BSc (Hons) Sociology and Social Research, MSc Social Research, MA Gender Research and an MPhil in Sociology. Drew has featured on various media outlets, including the BBC, Channel 4 News, ITV, and the New Arab, and in 2021, was voted 64/100 in the Pride Power List of the 100 most influential LGBTQ+ people in the U.K. He enjoys travel, photography, culture, politics, and social issues. He describes himself as bisexual and as a cisgender male.
Treasurer and Deputy Chair of Trustees
Steven Irvine-Duffy: U.K. (He/Him)
Born in the United Kingdom and living at home with his partner and two children, Steven has worked in and across the private and third sectors for nearly 18 years. He has held the position of Finance Director for the North East biggest LGBTQ+ Pride Festival for 10 years where he added strategic value in growing the festival from 2,000 people to 73,000 people. In 2011, Steven founded Newcastle Frontrunners which is the regions only LGBTQ+ running club. Steven joined ReportOUT in 2022 as our Treasurer, after successfully growing his portfolio of companies to a self sustaining level. He brings a wealth of experience and knowledge in strategy, finance, fundraising, income generation and charity governance. In his spare time he is a keen runner and he enjoys the scenic area of the Lake District. He describes himself as a cisgendered gay man.
Portfolio for North America
Kelly Clark: USA (She/Her)
Born and living in the USA, Kelly is a Trustee with Portfolio for North America as part of ReportOUT. After spending 30+ years working in higher education and non-profits as a diversity, equity, and inclusion professional, Kelly brings a strong social justice background to ReportOUT. She holds a Ed.D in Executive Leadership and an MA in Human Development and Mental Health Counseling. In her previous role as Director of the Anti-Violence Project at a small non-profit, she supported LGBTQIA+ victims of violence and worked to increase the capacity of systems to serve them. It was there she developed a fierce allyship to the trans community. She describes herself as pansexual, and as a cisgender female, and lives her life out loud and out proud as a staunch advocate for the human rights of LGBTQIA+ people.
Portfolio for Communications
Kotryna Kairyte: Lithuania and UK (She/Her)
Born and raised in Lithuania, Kotryna has a BA (Hons) in Media, Communications and Culture and an MSc in Inequality and Society. She has been working in B2B, B2C communications and digital marketing for the last 5 years. Kotryna joined ReportOUT to bring her marketing skills to the non-profit sector and to be part of the bigger change. She enjoys dancing, hiking and spending time with her partner and two beautiful dogs. She identifies as a queer woman.
Portfolio for Sustainability and Climate Change
Louis Chan: Singapore (He/Him)
Born in Singapore, Louis is a Trustee with Portfolio for Sustainability and Climate Change. Louis works within the sustainability sector, with an aim to have a positive impact on the world, in both his personal and professional life. Having always had a love and genuine concern for nature and the health of the natural world, sustainability was a natural pull for him. In this space, he strongly believes in forging innovative solutions and creating a win-win partnership for various stakeholders. In addition, he is a firm believer in contributing to society and helping marginalised groups. Louis enjoys Muay Thai, Boxing, and heading to the gym. He describes himself as heterosexual and as a cisgender male.
Portfolio for Corporate Partnerships
Daniel Peach: USA and U.K. (He/Him)
Daniel is a Trustee of ReportOut with a portfolio in Corporate Partnerships. Originally from the USA and currently living in the U.K., he draws from a varied professional background. After starting his career in audit and financial advisory at Deloitte, he moved to aerospace and defence consulting at IBM, and now runs data and customer experience programmes for Google, where he also co-leads Google's LGBTQ+ employee resource network. Daniel has a BA (Hons) International Business from the University of South Carolina, an MBA from the University of Oxford, and speaks frequently on LGBTQ+ inclusion and representation and digital transformation. In his free time, Daniel is a long distance runner and an avid film enthusiast.
Portfolio for Human Rights Research
Phil Thomas: U.K. (He/Him)
Phil became a Trustee of ReportOUT with a responsibility for the Research portfolio. He is passionate about geopolitics and LGBTQI+ histories around the globe, and has undertaken research for ReportOUT on a diverse range of countries including Mongolia, Afghanistan, and Ukraine. Phil holds a Masters in International Relations from University of Cambridge (UK), MBA from Duke University (USA), and a BA in Modern Languages from University of Durham (UK) together with professional marketing and project management qualifications. He currently resides in Cambridge, having previously lived and worked on four different continents, with his passion for travel and discovering new cultures continuing to this day. Alongside his role at ReportOUT and day job in the City of London, Phil is a huge sports fan (Spurs, Carolina Panthers, Team GB) and he enjoys hiking and reading non-fiction books.
Portfolio for Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion
Lorato Botshabelo: Botswana (She/Her)
Born and raised in Botswana, Lorato is a Trustee with both an Administration and EDI portfolio. She has 3+ years of relevant experience working as a mentor and skills for life facilitator delivering the life skills advanced curriculum and economic strengthening sessions to adolescent girls and young women in Botswana. Lorato brings her teaching and training on equality, diversity and inclusion to ReportOUT. She has a Teaching English as a Foreign Language certificate, a Certificate in Exercising Leadership: Foundational Principles by HarvardX and she is currently a Chartered Institute of Management Accounting student. Lorato has always served as a LGBTQI+ ally, fighting for the inclusion of lesbians in one of the programs she was working under, by promoting the use of gender neutral language. She strongly advocates for the mental health of the LGBTQI+ community and in her advocacy, she uses art therapy to promote mental health. She describes herself as heterosexual.
Portfolio for Europe (Southern Mediterranean)
Jaba Kaplanishvili: Greece and Georgia (He/Him)
Jaba serves as a Trustee for ReportOUT, responsible for the organization's South European portfolio. He specialises in homelessness support and immigration law. His expertise in advocating for vulnerable clients is a result of his extensive experience in various organizations, where he worked in the development of various programmes and also provided front-line work, such as essential housing or homelessness advocacy and immigration advice, backed by his OISC Level 1 accreditation. Jaba's passion lies in working with refugees and individuals with intersectional identities, such as SOGI (Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity) refugees and this aligns harmoniously with his academic interests and areas of expertise. He firmly believes in the importance of intersectionality and strives to ensure that the right support is available for those in need. Jaba's academic journey includes an outstanding Master of Laws (LL.M.) in International Law from the University of Westminster, where he graduated with distinction. His educational foundation began with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in International and European Studies from the University of Macedonia in Greece.
Portfolio for Gender Equity
Jodie Weatherston: U.K. (She/Her)
Jodie is a lecturer, academic, and social researcher with a passion for human rights, international development and gender based violence. She has over 7 years of experience working in the Third Sector and has taken on a range of roles including, conference planning, volunteer management, lead researcher and training facilitator. Jodie has a degree in BSc (Hons) Social Sciences: Sociology, and an MSc International Development. She has conducted research around the globe in relation to gender, international development and human rights, and she has volunteered in Kenya, and Nepal on gender and human rights projects. In her spare time, Jodie enjoys travel, culture, cuisine and dance. She identifies as a heterosexual, cisgender female.
Portfolio for Geographical Region: MENA
Han Kahrizi: Iraq and Germany (No Pronouns)
Han Kahrizi is a dedicated activist and coordinator for migration and refugee work at the Magnus Hirschfeld Center in Hamburg. Originally from Iraq, Han has been living in Hamburg for the past six years and is a valuable member of the LGBTIQ community. Han is the founder of the organization Alwan, which advocates for LGBTIQ rights in the Middle East and North Africa. As the coordinator for migration and refugee work at the Magnus Hirschfeld Center, Han works to provide support to refugees from the LGBTIQ community. Furthermore, Han is actively involved as a board member of ReportOUT, a charity organization that works towards raising awareness and promoting the rights of LGBTIQ individuals worldwide.
Nyume Blaise: Cameroon and U.K. (He/Him)
Born in Cameroon and now living and studying in the U.K. Nyume is a General Trustee of ReportOUT. He has a BSc degree in banking and finance, an MBA, and he is currently a DBA student in the U.K.. He is an LGBTQI+ activist. He enjoys empowering other people, and encouraging them to be the best versions of themselves. He is also a fashion lover and model.
Portfolio for Sustainable Development Goals
Jayden Yoon: South Korea (He/Him)
Jayden was a former Korean Military Officer for 12 years and then moved into a Swiss Human Rights NGO as the Director of Strategic Planning for several years. He has an extensive background in conducting counter-trafficking and modern slavery operations in almost 20 countries, having previously worked in projects to eradicate modern slavery and to protect human rights in supply chains. Whilst working for People Against Racism (PAR), he has successfully implemented several projects, such as being responsible for relationship building with global partners. Jayden also worked for several years as an Environmental and Social Safeguards Specialist with a range of organisations, such as the World Bank, International Finance Corporation (IFC), Asian Development Bank (ADB), European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), African Development Bank (AfDB), and the Green Climate Fund (GCF).
Portfolio for Media and Public Relations
Sarah Bosnyak: U.K. (She/Her)
A keen writer and activist, Sarah brings a wealth of experience in public relations, communication and media to ReportOUT. Having worked across public and private sector communications for more than seven years after graduating with a degree in the field from Northumbria University, Sarah is focused on utilising her skills to make a positive impact on the world. Residing in the North East of England, Sarah is currently working with public and private sector organisations to make the North East a safe, accessible and inclusive destination, and hopes to extend these learnings and practices around the globe as a proud advocate for LGBTQIA+ people. Outside of working life, Sarah regularly practices and studies yoga and is an eager surfer, runner and horticulturist.
Portfolio for Education and Training
Andrew McGeehan: USA and Singapore (He/Him)
Andrew believes that we can all take small (and large!) steps to collectively change the world for the better. He is passionate about social justice, fighting oppression and marginalisation, embracing consent culture, and making the world safer for LGBTQI+ folks. Originally from the United States, Andrew has lived in Singapore for the past 8 years. Professionally, Andrew worked in Higher Education for over 10 years before opening his own training and consulting business. He brings strong facilitation and content development skills to ReportOUT, as well as an interest in productive and generative conflict. When not working to change the world, Andrew likes to bake, pet his cats (3 at the moment), read, play video games, and go for bike rides with his partner.
Portfolio for Asia and Pacific States
Maurice Mabiriizi: Uganda and Australia (He/Him)
Maurice joined ReportOUT in 2023. Born in Uganda, and currently living, working and studying in Australia. He is a passionate educator and campaigner who believes that all people, no matter their sexual or gender identity, deserve the right to live a life free from discrimination and or abuse. He has worked with Ice Breakers Uganda, LGBTI Legal Services Australia, and Sydney WorldPride (2023), to name a few. Outside activism, he is a legal professional specialising in Personal Injury and Human Rights Law. He has worked with a number of statutory organisations, legal firms and Community Legal Organisations, including the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, Court Network, RAILS, HUB Legal Centre, and AELA.
Portfolio for Education and Training
Jon Biggs: U.K. (He/Him)
British-born Jon is one of the Trustees with Portfolio for Education and Training. His career has included working in science (ultimately achieving a PhD in Pharmaceutical Science), students' unions (as both a student activist and then a member of staff), and international higher education (having worked with academic partners from over 25 countries). He also recently completed an MBA in Leadership. He currently works for a university, where he leads the global engagement activities within an academic department, including the development of online international experiences for students. He brings his academic background in staff and volunteer development to ReportOUT. He lives in the U.K. with his husband and two dogs, he enjoys reading and watching science-fiction.