Alessandro Iachelli (he/his)
President / Governance & Partnerships Coordinator

Born in Europe and raised globally, Alessandro has travelled extensively. He has made the Nanaimo Regional District his home since June 2015. He is actively involved in various non-profit and community endeavours as he strongly believes in giving back to the community. He has broad interests and experience in 2SLGBTQ+ rights and inclusion.

Alessandro brings a multitude of administrative, communication, networking and interpersonal skills to all initiatives. His project management and event planning experience have been assets to Nanaimo Pride’s growth. He plays a major role in the online promotion of NPS community events and is focused on raising awareness of the organisation's brand and mission statement with community stakeholders. Alessandro also serves on the Board of Directors for Fierté Canada Pride (FCP).

Previous volunteer involvements: 2SLGBTQ+ refugees and resettlement, Amnesty International, animal welfare groups, queer community organisations, 12 step recovery committees and groups, political advocacy groups, political parties, student unions, and more.

Alessandro is an only child from a British mother and Sicilian father. He has varied interests, such as art, culture, opera, ballet, the symphony, theatre, computers/technology, reading, fashion, home décor, cinema, food, news & politics, animals, volunteering & travel.

Guilty pleasures: ice cream, cheesecake, cashews, Real Housewives of OC/NYC/BH, Coronation Street, period dramas, classic and modern remakes of soap operas, cooking and baking reality shows, potatoes (French fries, baked, roasted), window shopping online and in stores. Alessandro currently lives in Nanaimo BC with his partner and his Shiba Inu, Nux. He is currently finishing up his second degree in Political Science. He also enjoys day trips and weekends away.


We live, work and play on the traditional territories of the Coast Salish Peoples – Snuneymuxw, Snaw-naw-as, and Stz’uminus – and pay respect for that privilege. Huy ch q’ua.

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