The Pink Singers is a registered charity and is run by a board of trustees who are responsible for the governance and strategic direction of the choir.
They provide independent oversight to the Leadership Team who are comprised of singing members responsible for the operational running of the choir’s rehearsals, performances and community activities.
We take on new trustee members annually and are always looking for people from a broad range of backgrounds, skills and experiences to join us and support our amazing choir. If you are interested in becoming a trustee in the future, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or an informal chat.
Zoe is our newest addition to the trustee board, having joined in late 2020, however is very familiar with the management of the Pink Singers having served as Chair from 2017-2020. She was pivotal to setting up the group’s current organisational structure, including the trustee board, and in the charity’s transition to CIO status. Zoe is actively involved in diversity and inclusion initiatives across the pensions industry and, as a qualified actuary, is proud to bring her financial risk management experience, dedication to the Pink Singers, and passion for LGBT+ advocacy to the board.
Helen was delighted to be appointed to the inaugural Trustee Board for the Pink Singers in Spring 2019; she has been a singing member of the choir since Autumn 2013 and has never taken a season off because of the joy of singing together, the thrill when songs come together and the excitement of our fantastic live performances. The choir has become part of the fabric of Helen’s life and feels like extended family, and she is extremely happy to be able to contribute to the running of the choir in the way that so many choir members do. For her day job, Helen works as a GP Partner, as well as a Trainer of GPs, Appraiser of GPs and also as a Mental Health Lead for the North East London Clinical Commissioning Group.
A former Pink Singer, Rusty lives in Kennington. After a career in adult Mental health that included living across the globe she co-founded a welsh enterprise “Connect Assist” that runs helplines for British charities. Alongside being a Pinkie’s Trustee, she is part of the training team at ‘Olly’s future’ a suicide prevention charity and Chair of Barnardo’s Wales. Rusty has a passion for process so is always looking for ways to streamline our work. She would like to help promote a greater focus on the “L” and age diversity in “The Pink Singers”.
As the current Member Trustee, Ali represents the singing members of the choir on the board. Having sung with the Pinkies since September 2014, Ali was involved in the management of the choir as Alto section leader between 2016-2018, was part of the team who set up the new management structure, and led on fundraising for the India Project in 2017. She is currently leading the Equal Opportunities work for the choir as well as being a member of the Communities team. Ali brings experience of charity governance and leadership from a number of senior roles in charities.
Benjamin has been on the trustee board since 2020. As Head of External Communications for the National Audit office he brings PR and strategy experience to the Pink Singers board. He spent 10 years in the Intelligence Services in the UK and Afghanistan working primarily for GCHQ where he led their staff LGBT+ network. He was awarded an MBE for services to National Security and diversity and inclusion in 2019. A keen linguist, gardener, carpenter and music lover, he is currently the only board member never to have sung in the choir.