Galop has a small but hard-working staff team whose roles encompass a wide variety of duties and projects.
Interim 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 the services Galop provides, and also manages the LGBT Domestic Abuse Partnership.
Office Manager & London LGBT Jigsaw Officer: Melanie Stray
Melanie maintains and develops Galop’s systems, including its online presence. She ensures the office runs smoothly and manages various communications projects. Mel is also our LGBT Jigsaw caseworker. She works with young people aged 25 and under who are at risk of domestic abuse, hate crime and sexual violence.
Domestic Abuse Partnership Officer : Sarah Golightley
Sarah works for Galop as part of the London LGBT Domestic Abuse Partnership, which provides advice, support, and advocacy to LGBT people who have experienced domestic abuse. She is able to give advice on safety, reporting incidents to the police, and housing issues relating to domestic abuse. She has special experience in supporting victims/survivors of sexual abuse.
Trans* Casework and Development Officer: 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 Casework and Development Officer : Nick Antjoule
Nick forms part of our advice service to people who have experienced homophobic and transphobic hate crime. This includes taking reports as well as offering advice and support. His focus is on London but he is also working to build our links with the Home Counties and map services to victims of hate crime nationally.
Hate Crime Caseworker : 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.
Specialist Sexual Abuse Caseworker : 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.