Meet the Forest Recycling Project Team. Together we deliver the full range of our organisation’s activities.
Meet Our Team
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.
Scott is the business development and operations manager at FRP. Scott has many years of paint operations management and has previously excelled in both retail and trade environments .``The project helps lessen the impact both environmentally,socially and i believe strongly in the the values being achieved ``
Greg originally studied cabinet making, modern and traditional finishing and worked and taught as antique Restorer/French Polisher for about 20 years. Greg went on to do Environmental Science with the OU (while being a house husband) and then he did a PGCE in Secondary Science with Physics and became a volunteer officer with TCV. His passion for the natural world, sustainability, improvising solutions and fixing things has meant working at FRP is an extremely good fit. Greg finds working at FRP both rewarding and enjoyable and feels like he is making a difference in people’s lives.
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. withWalk 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.
Meet Our Trustees
Meet our fantastic board of trustees, who are responsible for overall governance of our organisation.
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.
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.
Nicola Hughes is an independent consultant specialising in policy, research and leadership. Her clients include Crisis, 38 Degrees, the Early Intervention Foundation, London Councils, HMRC and the States of Jersey. She is an Associate at the Institute for Government, where she led a two-year research and learning programme, funded by the Big Lottery, that brought together civil servants with innovative frontline charities and social enterprises. She has also been a Senior Policy Officer at Shelter and worked in both central and local government. Outside of work Nicola is a community gardener, working on sustainable food-growing projects in East London, and a trustee at Fat Macy’s Foundation.
Michael Blake is the Partnerships Executive at Unltd, The Foundations for Social Entrepreneurs. Michael has experience of fundraising and creating partnerships with Corporates, HNW and UHNW and Government institutions. Previously Michael was a Philanthropy and Development Officer at the East End Community Foundation working with and investing in East End grassroots charities and social enterprises to help them have the greatest impact possible.
Michael has been working in relationship management and funding all his career while also taking up numerous volunteering opportunities including supporting a social enterprise café offering jobs to the homeless.
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.
Ellie McDougall recently joined the board. Ellie is a chartered accountant, having qualified at PwC in their Government and Public Sector assurance department, providing services to large charities, health bodies and local councils across London. Since leaving PwC Ellie spent some time volunteering assurance services for Oxfam in Malawi and Zambia and has since moved on to work in financial planning in the charity sector. Ellie lives locally and found out about FRP whilst looking for environmentally friendly ways to decorate her home.