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 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

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.

Penny

Fabric Mentor

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.

Les

Driver and Paint Mixer

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

Paint Mixer and Retailer

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

Retail Assistant and Green Champions Mentor

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.

Katja

Tool Library Coordinator

Katja leads the volunteer and sessional worker team at the FRP Walthamstow Tool Library on Priory Court. One of the team who set up the Tool Library, she has also volunteered for and supported FRP over several years, and is also involved in local horticultural projects.

Joanna

Green Champions Administrator

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

Retail Assistant

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

Finance Officer

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

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

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

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.

Ben

Jon

We are recruiting

Honorary Treasurer and Member of the Board of Trustees

FRP has a vacancy for Treasurer. Find out more at: https://frpuk.org/frp-treasurer-recruitment-2022/

Joanna

Green Champions Administrator

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.

Ben

Veronique

Jon