CofE senior manager recognised in two national LGBT awards

A senior manager at the CofE's National Church Institutions based in Westminster has been recognised by two national LGBT award bodies.
Lee Marshall, Chief of Staff and Assistant Secretary for the Church of England's Pensions Board, is named at no.12 in the Out at Work – Top 50 LGBT Executives - Making A Difference In Business List, which appears in today'sTelegraph.

He is also one of eight shortlisted nominees for the Inspirational Role Model 2016 Award at the British LGBT Awards.

Lee was co-founder of Stonewall in 1989/90 and their first Treasurer, he was on the Board of Stonewall for around 10 years and has held a directorship/trusteeship of the Children with Aids Charity (now closed). He is currently Director/Trustee of the Ben Cohen StandUp Foundation, a charity established to raise awareness of the long term effects of bullying.

The Pensions Board, where Lee works, provides retirement services set by the Church of England for those who have worked for or served the Church. In 2007, Lee was one of the co-founders of the Church House LGBT support network, and remains fully involved with it. The network meets monthly socially and provides support for LGBT staff in Church House.

Speaking today Lee said: "I am honoured to be included on the Out at Work Top 50 LGBT Executives List and be shortlisted for the British LGBT Inspirational Role Model Award 2016. We are all role models to someone and need to help, support and encourage others to be their true self in the workplace.”

Bernadette Kenny, Chief Executive of the Pensions Board said: “We are delighted that Lee’s commitment to diversity and LGBT has been publicly recognised.  At the National Church Institutions we value all our people and Lee’s leadership has been one of many contributions to making this a reality.”

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