Meet The Team


UK Black Pride promotes unity and co-operation among all Black people of African, Asian, Caribbean, Middle Eastern and Latin American descent, as well as their friends and families, who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender.

Our Team members are committed to producing an annual celebration of “Black Pride”, as well as organising a variety of activities throughout the year in and around the UK which also promote and advocate for the spiritual, emotional, and intellectual health and well-being of all related communities. Our aim is to foster, present and celebrate Black LGBT culture through education, the arts, cultural events and advocacy.

  • Phyll Opoku-Gyimah

    Executive Director and Co-Founder of UK Black Pride

  • Pav Akhtar

    Director of Strategy

  • Evelyn Asante-Mensah

    Governance Director

  • Pari Dhillon

    Governance Director

  • Alexia Lenoir

    Director of Operations

  • Moud Goba

    Director of Community Engagement

  • Monique Logan

    Executive Officer to Executive Director 

  • Aaron Carty

    Head of Social Media Engagement

  • Gray Akotey

    Head of Brand & Visual Identity

  • Josh Rivers

    Head of Communications

  • Aisha Shaibu

    Volunteer Manager

  • Mwice-Margaret Kavindele

    Production & Entertainment Manager

  • Mahoo Lyimo

    Events Coordinator

  • S Chelvan

    International Rights Officer

  • Reeta Loi

    Community Engagement Officer

  • Nicki Dawes

    Media Officer

  • Amanda Brown

    Production & Entertainment Assistant

  • Tanya Compas

    Youth Engagement Officer

  • Quinn Roache

    Trade Union Relations' Officer

  • Kayza Rose

    UKBP Team Member

  • Doran Halliday

    Social Media Officer

  • Chardine Taylor-Stone

    Inclusion & Education Officer

  • Char Bailey

    Social Media Officer

  • Anick

    Communications Officer

  • Yusef Gojikian

    Language Translator and British Sign Language Interpreter