Black Prince Trust Staff
Lou de Waal
Policy, HR & Governance Manager
Business, Site & Operations Manager
Programmes and Partnerships Manager
Administration and Operations Officer
Community Development Officer
Basketball Development Officer
Football Development Officer
Beverley de Valmency
Health & Wellbeing Lead
The Board of Trustees
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 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.
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.