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The team

Executive Team

Amy Roch (she/her) | Interim CEO

Having joined Galop in August 2021, Amy has over 15 years of experience working in the Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) and LGBT+ sectors through the UK. An experienced senior leader developing specialist service provision for diverse survivors of violence and abuse, Amy has held positions within Women’s Aid, Rape Crisis and LGBT Youth Scotland.

With an expertise in strategic planning, governance and grant management, Amy has provided consultancy and support to a range of specialist services, building the capacity and resilience of vital by and for services.


Board of Trustees 

Tash Walker (she/they) | Interim Chair

Tash is a writer, podcast producer and community organiser, as well as a founding director of the Aunt Nell production company and a queer historian. Tash was trustee and then co-chair of LGBTQIA+ charity Switchboard from 2014 to 2022, and continues to manage their archives at Bishopsgate Institute. They are also a co-founder of Get In Her Ears, a community organisation that supports and promotes women, non-binary and LGBTQIA+ people in music.

Gemma Snowball-Pasquero (she/her) | Vice Chair

Gemma has been working in the domestic abuse sector for the last 10 years. She started her career working in frontline services including refuges, advocacy services and delivering community groups. More recently she has been working at a strategic level leading on multi-agency risk assessment conferences and domestic homicide reviews. She is also an associate trainer delivering domestic abuse training to police forces nationally which aims to change the attitudes, culture and behaviour of the police frontline response to domestic abuse. She also chairs the Gender Empowerment Network at Victim Support to raise awareness and provide a safe space for people of all genders. 

Rowan Sunflower (he/him) | Treasurer

Rowan is a qualified accountant and project manager and a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) since 2011. He is a Deputy Director for Finance Business Partnering in UK Government, and has worked in public sector finance for over 15 years where he has held various senior finance positions, including Head of Management Accounting and Senior Finance Business Partner. He is also an LGBT+ and neurodiversity champion and race ally for the department’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion network. He lives in Scotland and is working closely with local councils to provide informal training, advice and consultation on trans inclusion to improve the lives and service experiences of queer trans men and non-binary people in rural Scotland in particular. 

Ruth Arnold (she/they) | Trustee

Ruth is a counsellor specialising in working with trauma. She has a range of experience in frontline services including sexual violence, hate crime, advocacy services and education. She lives in Bristol and is the Clinical Manager at Kinergy, a charity providing therapeutic services for survivors of sexual violence and/or abuse. She is passionate about system change and partnership working to improve services and accessibility for clients along with support and wellbeing of staff.

Eleanor Tanner (she/her) | Trustee

Eleanor began her career as an employment lawyer in private practice before moving in house to a city financial services firmShe went on to hold various specialist and general HR roles, before becoming Head of HR and an executive committee memberShe is currently the Director of People and Executive Board Member with the law firm ShoosmithsHer professional expertise covers the spectrum of HR, with particular interests in employee relations, change management, culture, performance, wellbeing and diversity and inclusionShe is passionate about equity, creating inclusive workplaces and challenging stereotypes. 

Bennjoseph Vaughan (he/him) | Trustee

Bennjoseph works within the social care sector in frontline and leadership positions, empowering children and young people, families and adults through adversity and vulnerability, building on strengths. Challenging the status quo and striving for systems change for all survivors is a passion for him. Bennjoseph has both personal and professional experience in social care that continue to motivate him to advocate for and to walk alongside survivors and the LGBTQIA+ community, with equality, diversity, inclusion and belonging being of the upmost importance. Raising his daughter as a rainbow parent, Bennjoseph hopes to lead by example in creating psychologically safe spaces for people of all genders and sexualities, affirming individuals’ value and worth.