The P3 Family
THE P3 ADVISORY BOARD comprises representatives of P3's members, networks and other partners. It functions as an advisory body to P3. Its primary focus is to strengthen member engagement and to support P3’s strategic direction.
TUVIA BOROK, Co-Founder & Co-Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuvia is a proud, professional, parent, and a single dad to a primary school aged son adopted in London in 2012. Tuvia fully understands the competing priorities of being the best father he can be with striving to succeed in his career. Tuvia was awarded one of four 'Rising Stars Under 40' (in the UK) awards in 2014. He is passionate about progressing the diversity dialogue and ensuring employers appreciate the multi-faceted diversity of LGBT parents. Tuvia is a senior member of the legal department at Goldman Sachs.
ELIZABETH HARTNEY, Co-Chair, email@example.com
Elizabeth is a proud, professional, parent. She is the mother of two daughters and a son in their early teens. Having taken a career break when her children were younger, Elizabeth now balances the demands of parenting with those of a city career. Whilst there are many initiatives aimed at LGBT professionals and an increasing number for working parents, Elizabeth would like to see a stronger representation of LGBT parents in the workplace. Elizabeth is a finance solicitor at an international law firm.
Gary is a proud, professional, parent. He and his husband, Simon, adopted their son in 2013. The growth of their family prompted a significant adjustment from a dual-income to an effective single-income household. Following a full year of adoption leave, Simon decided to devote himself to being the primary caregiver full-time, changed careers and now parts part-time for an adoption charity. Gary is the primary earner and works in aviation finance for an American financial institution, where he is involved in his LGBT group. He joined P3 because it sits at the intersection between being out professionally as LGBT and being out professionally as a parent.
Shefali is a professional parent. Married to Amit, they have one daughter, Aaria. As an ally advisory member to P3, Shefali is particularly focused on ensuring LGBT colleagues feel supported and understood as they look to balance their careers with personal commitments. Shefali is a member of the global talent development team for an international American investment bank where as part of her remit she focuses on strategic initiatives to drive LGBT inclusivity, internally and externally.
Adam is a proud professional. He and his husband Rupert are aspiring fathers and excited to grow their family. Adam is an LGBT advocate and is grateful that his passion for equality and inclusion has become his career. Adam is a Senior Diversity and Inclusion Executive at a global law firm.
Alice is a proud, professional, parent, and together with her wife, Christine, have a little girl, Charlotte, conceived through donor insemination in 2010. Balancing the demands of work and family is an ongoing theme, but the rewards of parenthood far outweigh the challenges. A key focus for Alice is building a network of LGBT families to ensure children of LGBT families do not feel different or isolated in their communities. Alice works for one of the Big Four and is a senior member in its Strategy Consulting business.
Richard is a proud, professional, parent. He is married to Steven and has boy/girl twins born through surrogacy in the US in 2012. For 2 years, Richard took a career break and was a stay-at-home dad, whilst Steven continued to work. Richard now works as a consultant to family offices during the day, and in the evenings and weekends is an advocate for intended parents looking to create a family through international surrogacy.
Emma is a proud, professional, parent. She and her wife have a young son, born in 2015. Having recently returned to work after maternity leave, Emma is new to the challenge of balancing parenting with a demanding career, and she is committed to making both work. She founded and co-chairs the Pride+ network at her law firm, and is keen to foster greater support for LGBT parents in law and across the City. Emma is a Legal Director at Mischon de Reya, specialising in Reputation Protection.
OUR TEAM - we depend on the generous volunteering of our team members; their time and skills are greatly appreciated.
MICHAEL NEWTON, Head of Operations, firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael comes from a single parent family of 5 children, and moved to London 7 years ago upon completion of his Criminology degree. Prior to P3, Michael ran a series of workshops over a number of years coaching and working directly with children who lacked in self-esteem and confidence, and their families, who were suffering academically as a result. Having seen the impact this had on their lives over the last 15 years pushed him to get involved with P3 because of the life changing impact it had on the family unit. Michael is the Senior European Account Manager for the European office of the event management software company, Cvent.
RYAN NELSON, Social Media/Digital Coordinator, email@example.com
Ryan is Senior Manager for Digital at London's Barbican Centre, with over 10 years experience working in digital comms strategy in the arts, charity and education sectors. He is passionate about championing LGBT diversity and is excited to join P3 in opening up the definition of family to embrace alternative and non-traditional models. In his spare time, Ryan is training as an aerialist at National Centre for Circus Arts.
HELEN KHAN-DIAS, Sports Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org
Helen is a Senior Change Consultant with over 15 years' experience of working within investment banking. She passionately believes in supporting LGBT parents and prospective parents within the workplace. She would like to create an environment where likeminded professionals can share experiences and ideas socially. Helen is a much loved aunt to 3 young active children, and would like to start her own family in the future. She loves to participate in extreme sporting activities.
SALIM STEPHENSON, Community Outreach Coordinator, email@example.com
Salim is a proud, professional parent. He had his baby son, Felix, through IVF in the US. Salim is a graduate in both media and law, and a member of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives. He currently works for US law firm Morrison & Foerster LLP as a paralegal in its Capital Markets Group, specializing in private placement transactions, and studies part-time evenings for his Legal Practice Course qualification at BPP Law School. Salim sits on the London Diversity Committee at work and continues to fly the flag for LGBT parents’ rights, which is why he supports P3 as a volunteer in the role.
MARK MESITI, Communications Coordinator Mark is a Marketing Manager for a large professional services organisation based in London. Originally from Sydney, he comes to P3 with over ten years of experience leading multi-channel marketing strategy and execution. His childhood experiences of bullying and his more recent journey to come out as a proud professional gay man have made him particularly passionate about driving an agenda of diversity and acceptance, from the school yard, to the workplace and beyond.
HANNAH YORSTON, Leeds Community Outreach Coordinator
Hannah studied Social Sciences at Leeds University, and along with her partner Nick is parent to a 1 year old son. Hannah looks forward to supporting the LGBT community by expanding people horizons and pushing the boundaries through helping spread the P3 message. Hannah currently works within an organisation that provide a range of services for people ranging from those with learning difficulties and mental health issues to homelessness across Yorkshire and the North East.
KATHRYN BRYANT, Partnerships Coordinator
Kathryn is a proud professional, is director of her own healthcare management consultancy and hopes to be a parent too one day. She moved to London from Australia, 17 years ago with the aim to experience life in the UK. She is passionate about being involved and helping the LGBT community and over the years has volunteered for The London Lesbian and Gay Switchboard and been a member of the OUTstanding network’s mentorship programme. Kathryn is honoured to be part of P3 and understands that through collaboration and partnerships, the network of information, support and experience will be far reaching to enable the LGBT community fulfil their dreams and have a family.
ZIHAO MAI (ZEE), Junior Social Media Coordinator
Zee finished his master degree in Digital Communication and Culture at the University of Sydney last year. His interests are deeply vested in exploring and creating space in the marketing, communications and digital industry. In the past, he has worked in social media, PR, business strategy & marketing in a wide range of industry sectors. He is an avid gamer and a happy-go-lucky traveller, who is excited to become a part of the P3 family.