Our Team

Merton LGBT+ Forum consists of a team of competent, committed and experienced directors and volunteers all who give up their valuable free time to support the LGBT Community in Merton.

Allow us to introduce them to you on this page.

Patrick

Patrick

Secretary / Health Lead

Patrick started his working career with 20 years in the Royal Navy as a professional seaman officer before leaving to work in the HIV/AIDS and then hospitality sectors. He spent several years as manager of a central London gay bar and restaurant, following this with time as a marketing director in the broadcast industry and then in a variety of roles in the charity sector. More recently, he has worked as Peter Tatchell’s general manager and as a professional charity fundraiser.

Patrick has also been volunteering for over 25 years, mainly at a senior level. He co-led the successful ‘Gays in the Military’ campaign in the 90’s; was a director (and vice chair) of GMFA for 6 years and has been a director for London LGBT+ Community Pride (responsible for Community Engagement) since 2012.

Ben

Ben

Communications Manager

Ben Glover is an artist and designer who graduated with a Master’s in Digital Theatre at Wimbledon College of Art.

He is looking forward to bring his creative and technical skills to the Merton LGBT+ Forum. In his spare time he enjoys watching football, rocking out at a gig and going to the theatre.