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. Alison is responsible for the management and strategy of the charity, and reports to the Board of Trustees.
Kim is the Retail and Operations Manager. She has previously worked in high street retail for 15 years. Kim was excited to join an organisation 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 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.
Penny joined the FRP team in November 2022, though she has been involved as a volunteer, supporter and collaborator for a number of years. She brings extensive experience in leading community sewing and creative workshops and will be delivering Green Champions volunteering sessions in fabrics.
FRP's longest serving team member, Les leads on paint collections and all driving work, as well as being a key member of the warehouse team, mixing the reclaimed paint and serving customers.
Clive works at our warehouse, serving customers and organising our stock, making sure that all the reclaimed paint that we get through donations to recycling sites gets back out to the community.
Em joined the FRP staff team in January 2021, having been a volunteer and supporter over several years. She is the lead team member in our shop at 2c, also working at the warehouse and from late 2022 she'll also be working with volunteers as a Green Champions Mentor.
Tasnim and Shanell
Tasnim and Shanell lead the volunteer and sessional worker team at the FRP Walthamstow Tool Library on Priory Court.
Joanna joined the FRP team in August 2022, having been a volunteer and supporter of FRP, as well as a talented jewellery maker. Joanna leads on the administration and comms for the Green Champions programme.
Anita joined the team in October 2022 to help customers in our shop on Fridays and Saturdays and to lead on fabric donations and memberships.
Nilesh looks after FRP's financial administration.
Meet Our Trustees
Meet our fantastic board of trustees, who are responsible for overall governance of our organisation.
Mona Vakil 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. FRP's treasurer for several years, she is now Chair of the Board of Trustees.
Tom Fox joined the FRP Board in 2017. Tom has a policy background and worked for several years in the social entrepreneurship sector as Head of Policy for UnLtd. He more recently joined the civil service and 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.
Véronique Jochum joined the FRP Board in 2021. She is a social research consultant with 20 years’ experience of conducting research in the voluntary sector. Prior to freelancing, Véronique was Head of Research at NCVO (National Council for Voluntary Organisations) and much of her research has been on volunteering and social action. She lives in Walthamstow and has been involved in a range of local charities and community groups as a volunteer and trustee.
We are recruiting
FRP has a vacancy for Treasurer. Find out more at: https://frpuk.org/frp-treasurer-recruitment-2022/