Galop has a small but hard-working staff team whose roles encompass a wide variety of duties and projects.
Chief Executive : Nik Noone
Leads Galop and is responsible for maintaining the strategic direction of the organisation, as well as managing all its operational and fundraising functions. She is also responsible for publicly representing Galop, and leads on developments in policy, campaigning, partnership working, training and consultation.
Services Manager & Domestic Abuse Partnership Co-ordinator: Peter Kelley
Peter manages Galop’s advocacy and advice services and also co-ordinates the LGBT Domestic Abuse Partnership.
Community Engagement Manager: Melanie Stray
Mel manages communications, events and outreach at Galop. She co-coordinates our team of volunteers and maintains and develops Galop’s systems, including its online presence.
LGBT Jigsaw Youth Advocate: Sarah
Sarah works with young people aged 25 and under who are at risk of domestic abuse, hate crime and sexual violence.
Domestic Abuse Advocate: Millie
Millie provides advice on staying safe, support on leaving abusive relationships, helping to deal with the police or civil proceedings such as injunctions. Millie can also make referrals to other Domestic Abuse Partnership services, such as counselling and housing support.
National LGBT Domestic Abuse Helpline Manager: Murray Sayers
Murray manages Galop’s LGBT Domestic Abuse Helpline, which provides emotional and practical support for LGBT people experiencing domestic abuse throughout the UK .
Trans* Advocacy & Community Development Worker: Serge Nicholson
Serge provides casework services for trans* people in London through advocacy, advice and emotional support to people who have experienced violence and transphobia, and through support for trans* community-led initiatives.
Hate Crime Delivery Manger: Nick Antjoule
Nick is a hate crime specialist who coordinates the Community Alliance To Combat Hate (CATCH), a partnership of six community organisations across different hate crime strands, supporting people experiencing hate crime based race, religion, disability, sexual orientation and/or gender identity. He previously worked on behalf of the the National LGBT Hate Crime Partnership, which is a coalition of 33 charities focused on ending homophobia, biphobia and transphobia.
Hate Crime Caseworker and Mentoring Project Coordinator: Jo Whitehead
Jo forms part of our advice and advocacy service to people who have experienced homophobic and transphobic hate crime. This includes taking reports as well as offering advice and support. She also co-ordinates our mentoring project.
Hate Crime Caseworker: Sanjay Hora
Sanj forms part of our advice and advocacy service to people who have experienced homophobic and transphobic hate crime. This includes taking reports as well as offering advice and support.
Senior Practitioner, Sexual Abuse Casework Service: Catherine Bewley
Catherine works with any LGBT people – whatever your age, gender identity or lifestyle – who have experienced sexual abuse or violence, however or whenever it happened. Catherine helps people talk through what has happened to them; find the right support or counseling; get health, housing or other sorts of advice; and make reports to the police if they want to, anonymously or not. Catherine supports people through the police and criminal justice process, up to and beyond court if necessary. Catherine also does outreach on sexual rights and safety to LGBT groups and professionals. Catherine has worked in community and voluntary organisations for many years, especially in disability rights.
Sexual Abuse Caseworker: Niamh
Niamh is a sexual violence caseworker who has previously worked in fields of domestic abuse, mental health and education. Niamh works with anyone who identifies as L,G,B or T and has experienced sexual violence. The main aspect of her work is to support the individual’s needs- whatever they may be: emotional support, advocating on someone’s behalf with the police, or other organisations. Niamh operates on a person-centered, empowerment based approach.