Committee

Cai Wilshaw

Cai is a recent graduate of Classics, having studied at St Anne’s College, Oxford University. He now works in a graduate role with the Economist Group. Cai is the Founder and Director of the LGBT Leaders conference, and is responsible for the organisation’s sponsorship efforts. As well as being an active member of London's LGBT scene, Cai recently accepted the PinkNews award for Corporate Diversity Initiatives on behalf of LGBT Leaders.

Tyrone Steele

Tyrone received an undergraduate degree at Pembroke College, Oxford before completing his Graduate Diploma in Law at Oxford Brookes. He is the Co-Director of LGBT Leaders and has been involved in LGBT issues for years. Last year Tyrone was selected by Rare as one of their rising stars and given the accolade of being the second most outstanding Black Student in the UK. Tyrone has recently begun his training contract with Magic Circle Law firm Clifford Chance.

Sandy Downs

Sandy recently graduated from Corpus Christi College, Oxford University, studying Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, and now works as the sabbatical Vice President for Welfare and Equal Opportunities at the Oxford University Student Union. She is especially passionate about reducing bisexual erasure and increasing the visibility of women within the LGBT community. She is the Business Speakers Officer for the LGBT Leaders Committee.

Ashley Ken

Ashley is a fourth year Law with French Law student at Christ Church, Oxford University. Having completed his year abroad studying in Paris, Ashley is an active member of Oxford’s LGBT scene and former LGBT representative for Christ Church. He sits on many university-wide law committees, including Oxford’s only Pro Bono Organisation where he is head of the Citizens Advice Bureau. Ashley has a training contract with Magic Circle Law firm Allen & Overy.

Alice Vacani

Alice is a fourth year Chemistry student at Hartford College, Oxford University. She is responsible for attendees during the conference, and is passionate about the role of women in LGBT and wider communities. She sits on many university-level women's committees and leads a group working to change the constitution of each college in the university, to better reflect women's issues. Additionally, she has raised thousands in sponsorship after co-founding the university's chemistry society.

Ella Richards

Ella graduated from Exeter College, Oxford University having studied English. While at University Ella was Editor-in-chief of the independent, student-run newspaper Cherwell, as well as editing and contributing to numerous other publications. Throughout her time at university she has been involved with welfare and women's issues and hopes to increase the diversity of LGBT speakers and attendees at this year's conference. She is the Media Director for the conference, and will be undertaking a training contract with law firm Allen & Overy.