Founder – Des Kay
Des Kay is co-founder of SWC. Des is one of the key personnel working with the national Green Roadshow and has 18 years experience creating shows and environmental educational exhibitions for local authorities for Save the World Club. He is the founder of the Glastonbury Festivals Green Police Team. He has worked for the Environment Agency, Sutton Council, Bristol Environment Centre and countless schools and festivals around the UK.
Mary Graham (Chair)
Mary Graham has long held a passion for her environment and local community and was very honoured to be accepted as a Trustee of Save the World Club. Mary’s working experience has straddled a number of industries, including marketing positions in multi nationals, teaching in Adult Education, marketing positions in several small businesses, providing business advice and assistance for childcare providers and running a community project in Kingston. Mary now combines all the skills she has gathered over the years providing consultancy services for local authorities, renewable energy companies and housing associations amongst others undertaking Community Consultation projects.
Mary is keen to spread understanding of environmental issues to a wider public and does her best to enhance her own immediate environment by maintaining a sustainable container garden on the quay next to the boat she and her family live on, thus hoping to encourage people to respect and maintain their environment by example.
Mary greatly enjoyed spending time with the Green Police at Glastonbury in 2010 and looks forward to joining them again!
Jo Butcher (Creative Director)
Jo has held leadership roles within the local and national voluntary sector, including 14 years at the National Children’s Bureau growing and leading its work on health and sustainable development. Her work has generated commitment to improving children and young people’s well-being nationally, championing the needs of the most vulnerable and supporting their active participation in national policy and practice.
She is passionate about mainstreaming and connecting health, well-being, environmental and sustainable development issues within practice, policy and research and has pioneered projects that developed the links across these areas. Jo has extensive experience of establishing and coordinating national alliances, membership bodies and multi-partnerships including most recently, helping to set up the national Sustainable Schools Alliance.
She is a London Leader, the flagship programme of the London Sustainable Development Commission, and health representative on its ‘Sowing the Seeds’ steering group which isenabling greater access to nature for London’s children. She was also the sole youth sector representative on the joint Ministerial and Third Sector Taskforce on Climate Change, which reported on its proposals in 2010.
Anthony Grover (Treasurer)
Anthony is a qualified accountant and auditor with 20 years experience having worked for a variety of companies including Fallows & Co. Key skills include conducting audits, payroll, PAYE, preparation of VAT returns, tax calculations, report writing and client liaison. Anthony has been responsible for the audit of some of the largest charities in the UK including Central Trust with 50,000 employees. He is the full time accountant for Save the World Club and has experience of preparing accounts for external audit purposes.
Who would have known that training to be a Stage Manager would prepare Nick so well for a life in Politics? Following a career in the Theatre and Entertainment industry it has become second nature to him to take a story, shape and craft its presentation and present it in the most compelling way for an audience to hear the intended message.
Managing the journey is what we do for our clients and it is no different from staging a new play except in politics there are no dress rehearsals and every performance is a first night. Nick has served as a Councillor and managed both housing and education portfolios during his time. He has run campaigns on all manner of issues.
Chloe Portman (Company Secretary)
Chloe is our newest trustee. She has been working with not-for-profits since the age of 16 with a background in fundraising and events. Since graduating from the University of Warwick she has worked for READ International and Actionaid, managing an event for the latter that raised over £150,000. She currently works for a fundraising platform called Wishgenie which creates innovative technology to expand and diversify ways for charities to raise funds digitally.
With Wishgenie focussing on working with local level charities and community projects, Chloe wanted to be involved with a small charity such as Save the World Club and is excited to help them spread awareness of environmental issues.
Linder Rothery – (volunteer administrator)
Linder started learning how to mosiac with Kim Porrelli at Save the World Club in early 2009. Since then she has worked on community mosaics and created her own 8 ft by 5 ft mosaic for her garden. She served as Trustee between 2010 – 2013 and continues to work for the charity in a voluntary capacity. Her professional background is in Corporate IT Service Management within Local Government.
She has extensive experience of Business Analysis and PRINCE2 Project Management working on partnership projects with Academics, Engineers and Central Government.
She is really interested in the way that Save the World Club is able to reach out and engage with diverse groups of people and organisations. ‘They encourage and enable volunteers to be creative and make beautiful community mosaics which improve the environment, enhance areas in need of regeneration and promote wellbeing’.
Employees – Mosaic Artists
Save The World Club also works with 17 part time artists and a team of about 50 adult volunteers. If staff are working with children one to one, they will be expected to undertake the local council child protection training and a SWC induction course designed to introduce them to the special challenges of working with young offenders and disadvantaged young people. All staff are CRB checked.
Kim Porrelli is the lead mosaic artist with Save the World Club and manages the adult education classes. She has a BSc honours in personnel management and is an active training instructor part time with Surrey County Council. She studied stained glass for two years at Kingston Adult Education. She has applied her stained glass and artistic skills to full effect and has worked with Save the World Club since 2006.
Kim teaches and manages all the volunteers working on community projects. Together they have worked on a variety of community mosaics, several schools projects and the award-winning Kingston Station project.
Jackie McIntosh is an NVQ2 qualified painter and decorator from Lambeth College and has Fashion and Design and Window Dressing qualifications.She has worked for several design and production companies creating banners, studio, film and theatre backdrops. She has designed her own range of clothing available at Spitalfields market and specialises in using recycled materials of all kinds.
Jackie has been working for Save The World Club as a community mosaic artist and painter since summer 2004 including leading the refurbishment of the Kingsnympton Estate playground with 107 young people.