Who We Are
National LGBT Federation (NXF), C/O GCN, the Skylab,
2 Exchange St Upper,
Phone +353 1 675 5025
Fax +353 1 671 3549
NXF Board & Governance
The NXF is a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee. Strategic direction for the NXF and GCN is the responsibility of the Board of Directors of National LGBT Federation Ltd.
The members of the NXF Board have wide ranging experience in working for lesbian and gay organisations, the advertising and commercial sector, the HSE, higher educational institutions, in journalism, publishing and in community development. Members of the Board have served on the Irish government’s National AIDS Strategy Committee, the Equality Authority’s Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Advisory Committee, and the NESF Working Group on Implementing Equality for Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual people.
The main Board meets monthly, and subcommittees of the Board meet as necessary to work on specific projects. The monthly time commitment of Board members is normally 4 – 6 hours. New Board members join for an initial period of six months and after a review usually become company directors of National LGBT Federation Ltd.
CURRENT NXF BOARD
Adam Long joined the NXF Board in 2012 and has a background in media and communications. He holds a BA in Journalism and has worked as a radio current affairs producer and communications officer. He has a strong interest in politics and using the political system to advance LGBT equality issues.
Bego Urain joined the NXF Board in 2015. Bego is a Spanish national and has been living in Ireland since 1999. She has a Degree in Business and Finance as well as MCP, MCSD, ITIL and Project Management qualifications. She has over 15 years IT experience in the financial sector and is currently the Head of Application Services at Capita. Bego is currently undertaking a Diploma in Life & Executive Coaching at the National College of Ireland.
Steve Jacques joined the NXF Board in 2015 having previously been involved in 2008/09. Steve is a qualified social worker and has worked in the child protection sector for over 20 years in both government and non-government agencies. He is currently the Chief Operating Officer for Key Assets – The Children’s Services Provider (Part of the Core Assets Group) which is an international children and family social services agency working in 12 countries in Europe, North America and Australasia. Steve has been involved in LGBT activism since his early 20’s and has a particular interest in faith and sexuality. In 1998 Steve co-founded “Same Love” which is an LGBT inclusive faith based network based in the north of England.
Chris Noone joined the NXF Board in 2017. Chris is a post-doctoral researcher at the School of Psychology, NUI Galway. Chris has contributed to research on a wide range of topics broadly related to wellbeing including the cognitive effects of mindfulness, citizen consultation for the design of wellbeing measures, behavioural interventions for hypertension, and sexual counselling for patients in cardiac rehabilitation. Chris has been an involved in activism for many years and is currently Chair of the Research and Policy Sub-Committee of the National LGBT Federation and a coordinator for Bi+ Ireland. He has also contributed to the development of the first LGBT Staff Network at the NUI Galway.
Daniel Tóth, hailing from Hungary, Daniel had zero experience in LGBT+ activism until getting involved with Google’s internal LGBT+ group in the run-up to the Marriage Equality Referendum in 2015. Now he’s balancing his concerns about pinkwashing with the positive impact that corporate buy-in & support can achieve. Beside the NXF, he’s also on the board of InterTech Ireland, a diversity network for LGBT+ techies in Dublin, where he organises talks on LGBT+ issues like HIV and online dating, as well as fundraisers for ShoutOut. In his free time, he tries to keep up with gigs in Dublin.