Our people

Our People

Black Prince Trust Staff

Richard Joyce
CEO

Lou de Waal
Policy, HR & Governance Manager

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Aniyah Che
Business, Site & Operations Manager

Kaity Hall
Programmes and Partnerships Manager

Harrison Seetah
Operations Lead

Niyat Joseph
Administration and Operations Officer

Jayne

Jayne Davolls
Administration Assistant

Alex Burke
Community Development Officer

Marvin Ambrosius
Basketball Development Officer

Goncarlo Carvalho
Football Development Officer

Beverley de Valmency
Health & Wellbeing Lead

Gabriel Mbugua
Programmes Administrator

Freddie Panichi
Programmes Administrator

The Board of Trustees

Kirk Harrison

Chair

Following a 25 year career in the banking sector, latterly as MD Head of Leveraged Products at Barclays Capital, Kirk decided to embark on a second career in 2010.  Following his passion for grass roots sport and a desire to work in the Third Sector, Kirk moved to Barclays Group to manage the Barclays Spaces for Sport (BS4S) community investment programme.  Between 2010 -2014 Kirk instigated a sustainability programme for the c.200 BS4S sites across the UK and incorporated an updated Impact Measurement system.  In parallel he led the expansion of BS4S globally to develop Sport for Development (SFD) programmes in India, China, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Hong Kong, the USA and Spain.

 

In 2014 following a change of strategic direction by Barclays away from the SFD sector Kirk embarked on a consultancy career in SFD and Social Finance. Kirk undertook key strategic roles for major SFD players including Magic Bus and Street Games.  As part of this new role Kirk was asked to help BPT create a turnaround plan in 2015 which he successfully implemented by 2018/19 as CEO.  After managing BPT through the Covid pandemic Kirk agreed with the BPT Board to transfer to Executive Chair and recruit a new CEO to take BPT forward.  As Chair Kirk will focus on the strategic development of the Trust alongside his expanding work in the Social Finance field where he works with major players including Big Society Capital and Social & Sustainable Capital.

Lee Martin

Vice Chair

Lee is a Senior Advisor at Getty Images having previously been a member of the Executive Committee and the Senior Vice President for EMEA and Asia Pac. Lee was the joint Managing Director of Allsport and has covered 18 summer and winter Olympic Games. As well as being a Trustee for BPT, Lee also is the Vice Chair and board member of  partner charity Fight 4 Change, The Photography Movement, Foley Boxing Club and the Dylan Howells foundation. Lee is passionate about all sports and their power to change lives particularly the sport of boxing.

Iain Macfarlane

Iain Macfarlane is a solicitor specialising in all aspects of commercial property law.  He advises investors, occupiers, lenders, government bodies and others, and also has a particular interest in property issues in the charity sector.

Lauren Heria

Lauren Heria is a semi-professional footballer and the founder/CEO of Equal Kicks, a consultancy focused on women’s sports. Through Equal Kicks, Lauren assists clients in implementing projects that leverage the increasing prominence of women’s sports to achieve their objectives, while fostering positive change in the sector with the ultimate goal of “achieving gender equality in sports and beyond.”

Since establishing Equal Kicks in 2021, Lauren has collaborated with a diverse range of clients, including charities, start-ups, National Governing Bodies (NGBs), and multinational corporations. Beyond her work with Equal Kicks, Lauren is deeply passionate about education and inclusion. She recently earned an MSc in Sport Business and Innovation and is a frequent speaker and advisor on issues of inclusion in sports, particularly those related to gender and LGBTQ+ matters.

Rochelle Mortier

Rochelle has worked internationally as a financial management consultant for PWC in the Telecoms sector and as an accountant for Cargill in the Netherlands. Following her passion for international development, she advised non-governmental organisations on finance and business responses to climate change and worked on a Business for Peace initiative for her native Sri Lanka; this led to a small business sourcing fine teas from Sri Lanka which she currently runs. Rochelle visited the Hub and was inspired by the values driving it and the wide range of community groups that it benefits and is happy to get involved.

Craig Woodhouse

Director of Communications at Department for Culture, Media and Sport – Craig is a communications professional with experience in government, politics, business and sport. A former Press Secretary to the Prime Minister, he joined government after a decade in journalism. He is a local resident with a passion for the power of sport to change lives, is a Foundry Member and attends Kisha’s Sunday Family Fitness classes.

Chris Oliver

Chris is a Chartered Surveyor by profession and has an extensive background in the property and construction sector, both retail and commercial. Chris is Founder/Director of silversurfers.com, an internet portal for people over 50 with 400,000 members, as well as acting as a Non-Exec for 4 companies ranging from broadband installation to design of residential accommodation for the elderly. Chris also undertakes a number of voluntary roles in the Charity Sector and has always had a keen interest in sport and witnessed its power to change lives. He founded and Chairs his own rugby charity SKRUM based in Swaziland to target the spread of HIV Aids. After being introduced to BPT, and spending time at the Hub and seeing the range of social outcomes delivered to the local community, Chris wanted to become more involved in the Trust and we are delighted to have him on the Board

Louise Thomson

Director of Impact and Evaluation at Chance to Shine – Louise is an impact an evaluation professional who I worked with at Greenhouse Sports as Head of Impact and Programme Support, and she is currently on secondment with Chance to Shine as Director of Impact and Evaluation while the previous incumbent of that role is covering the CEO’s Mat leave as Interim CEO. Louise has great expertise around Impact Evaluation and sport for development, especially in the context of socio-economically deprived communities.

Hamdi Aden

Hamdi is a grass-roots charity professional with extensive experience directing a charity organisation in the Kennington area. She is an incoming trainee solicitor at global law firm Baker McKenzie and has expertise around community partnerships, restructuring charity programmes and services. She brings key insights and understanding into the Somali, Muslim and BME communities of Lambeth and London.

Rafael Alleyne

Rafael is an Assistant Principal at The London Screen Academy in Islington. For more than 20 years working in Education, as a Science teacher, he’s also specialised in areas  of young people’s personal development, such as pastoral care, behaviour, safeguarding and special educational needs. Rafael has experience working with Local Authorities on education and Home Office initiatives. He has also worked with organisations and specialist interventions that support young people and families.  Rafael also has experience competing as a sprint athlete and coaching young children. Using sport as a personal development strategy is one of his passions.

Rafael’s mission driven approach to work perfectly supports his responsibilities with outreach and marketing for the London Screen Academy’s mission and vision.  He now sets his focus on bringing a similar approach to The Black Prince Trust.