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Our board of directors is made up of journalists and readers.
Our board of directors is an advisory group. They are responsible for planning and strategy, scrutinising the newspaper's finances, and providing expertise where needed.
They hold the core team accountable, and in turn, members scrutinise the board.
Directors meet every three months but give advice all year round.
Dorothy FrancisReader Director
Dorothy has worked within co-operatives for the last 38 years, including as chair of Soft Touch Arts. She brings to The Gazette extensive skills and experience from her time serving on the boards of Ajani Women's Centre, MBD and Cosmopolitan Arts. Dorothy was re-elected 6 November 2023.
Lucy FaireReader Director
Lucy is an associate lecturer in history at the Open University and has been teaching mature learners for over 20 years. They re-founded Leicester Vaughan College, a co-operative adult education college. Lucy was elected 6 November 2023.
Robin CafferataReader Director
Robin Cafferata has worked in various mental healthcare settings and currently works to reduce systemic inequality and discrimination. He is passionate about the need for high-quality journalism locally. Robin was elected 6 November 2023.
Emma GuyJournalist Director
Emma is an award-winning investigative journalist. As Commissioning Editor, she works with The Gazette's writers and volunteers. Emma was re-elected 6 November 2023.
Rhys EverquillJournalist Director
Rhys is a seasoned journalist, writer, and media consultant. As Managing Editor, he organises The Gazette's editorial coverage and daily operations. Rhys was re-elected 6 November 2023.
Megan LuptonJournalist Director
Megan is a writer and podcaster. As Communications Coordinator, she ensures that The Gazette's work has an impact in Leicester and beyond. Megan was re-elected 6 November 2023.