Sep 21 2022
Becoming a Trustee

When you imagine a Board of Trustees, is it something you see yourself doing? Or is the image of a ‘typical Board’ one you can’t envision yourself in at this stage of your career?

Join us on Zoom on Wed 21 Sept at 1pm to discuss the topic of how to become a Trustee, asking questions about the value of diverse perspectives and why you should feel empowered to join a Board.

There will be an opportunity to put your questions to our fantastic panel – a mixture of current Trustees and those championing for greater diversity at the top.

Book your free place via the Eventbrite link below:



Mita Desai
Mita has over 10 years of experience in the Youth Sector and youth voice advocacy. She has been part of a variety of campaigns including Votes at 16, A Curriculum for Life, and the Alternative Vote referendum. She also holds a BA in Social Policy, has served as Chair of the British Youth Council, sat on the Advisory Board for Step Up To Serve, and has mentored youth debating teams. She currently serves as CEO of the Young Trustees Movement.

Sarah Gee
Sarah has had a range of careers over the past thirty years, from musician to co-founder of an award-winning cultural consultancy. She remains, at heart, a fundraiser, having raised over £75 million for arts, heritage and cultural projects.
She now splits her time between Birmingham and East London, where she’s Chief Executive of Spitalfields Music, a charity running year-round music projects for the local community and a highly-regarded festival each summer. Alongside that, she runs NSG Productions with current clients including the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, The MAC Belfast, Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy, and Exeter Northcott Theatre.
Sarah is a trustee of the Royal Philharmonic Society, The Stringcredibles, and Motionhouse, and former trustee of BBC Performing Arts Fund and National Campaign for the Arts, amongst others. She’s a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts, incoming vice chair of the British-American Project, and can be found in the horn section of many orchestras across the Midlands.

Amy Bullard
Amy is a Coordinator at Action for Trustee Racial Diversity, a community group aiming to increase the representation of Black and Asian people in trustee positions. Amy also works independently as an Anti-Racism Consultant for her business The Teapot Collective using a trauma-informed and intersectional approach. At The Teapot Collective she writes and facilitates courses and workshops on healing from racial trauma, intergenerational trauma and anti-racism. Amy is keen to embed inclusive design and accessibility into all the work she does. She lives in the Peak District enjoying all the wonders of nature with her partner and family of rodents.

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