Meet Our Team

Meet the Forest Recycling Project Team. Together we deliver the full range of our organisation’s activities.

Alison

Chief Executive

Alison Griffin joined FRP in November 2019 as Chief Executive. With a background in voluntary sector management and development, and extensive fundraising and business development experience, Alison is looking forward to leading the charity going forward. Alison is responsible for the management and strategy of the charity, and reports to the Board of Trustees.

Kim

Retail & Operations Manager

Kim is the Retail and Operations Manager. She has previously worked in high street retail for 15 years. Kim was excited to join an organization that was based in her local community and had such a positive environmental impact. New to the charity sector she hopes that the experience and skills she has learnt in the corporate world will be an asset to FRP going forward.

Greg

Project Manager/ Volunteer mentor/ Carpentry Lead

Greg originally studied cabinet making, modern and traditional finishing and worked and taught as Antique Restorer/French Polisher for about 20 years. later he went on to do an Environmental Science degree and a PGCE in Secondary Science with Physics. After that became a volunteer officer with TCV to help connect back with local people and the natural world. His passion for sustainability, improvising solutions and fixing things has meant working at FRP is an extremely good fit and finds it both rewarding and enjoyable and feels like he is making a positive difference in people’s lives.

Elizabeth

Fabric Lead and Mentor

Elizabeth is our fabric lead, who has a background as a graphic designer and has retrained as an art therapist. She has been running art & craft workshops since 2013 and is excellent at creating safe spaces that encourages volunteers to be creative and connect with each other. Elizabeth has done a lot of collaborative work, e.g. with Walk the Loop, Inky Cuttlefish studios, London Borough of Camden and The View-Queen Elizabeth Hunting Lodge, WF Arts in Education Network, Friends of Pimp Hall Nature Reserve, and most recently Includo - a charity that works with the deaf community. Elizabeth is originally from Venezuela and has been in England for nearly 20 years.

Les

Driver and Paint Mixer

Clive

Paint Mixer and Retailer

Em

Retail Assistant

Nilesh

Finance Officer

Meet Our Trustees

Meet our fantastic board of trustees, who are responsible for overall governance of our organisation.

Mona

Mona Vakil recently joined the FRP Board in 2018 and is a member of the local community having grown up in the area. She is a Chartered Accountant with experience in Business Partnering and Financial Accounting with leading Global Financial Services Companies. She has participated in corporate volunteering schemes over the past few years and given her interest in sustainability issues she was attracted to the potential of making a difference at FRP, and in particular the link between the social impact in the community and the environmental impact. Mona is also a keen advocate of diversity in the workplace and has co-chaired Women’s Diversity committees at two of the organisations she has worked for.

Tom

Tom Fox joined the FRP Board in 2017. Tom has a policy background and has worked for the last few years in the social entrepreneurship sector as Head of Policy for UnLtd. He recently joined the civil service and now works for the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. He lives locally and was interested in getting involved in FRP because of its integrated social and environmental mission, and its ambition to deliver this mission through a sustainable business model.

Jo

Jo Winyard joined the FRP Board in 2017 as she wanted to get more involved in her local community and was attracted by the potential of FRP’s business model and its social and environmental vision.
She has over 10 years’ experience of working in the charity sector, with 7 years specifically in Funding and Programme Management. She completed a MSc at Cass Business School in Voluntary Sector Management in 2017. Before working in the charity sector, she was a teacher and has lived and taught in Italy and Mexico.

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Ben

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