Founder and Director – Des Kay
Des Kay is co-founder of SWC. Des is one of the key personnel working with the national Green Roadshow and has 25 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. For further details: www.professorkayoss.co.uk
Dr Tariq Shabbeer has two degrees in Oceanography and a PhD in Acid Rain and Climate Change. He is also Secretary of the New Malden Residents Association and has been a Director of the Kingston Environment Centre and Kingston Churches Action on Homelessness. He is employed as a Business Advisor and Fundraisng Manager for charities. Married with two grown up son’s, he is a guitarist, singer, song-writer, accredited chef and green activist. Tariq says “Join us and help us Save the World, from the bottom up. You will meet some great people and have alot of fun!”
Jeff’s experience ranges from building adventure playgrounds, through running youth projects, to strategising community garden projects. He likes things to look good, be safe and maximise space. He has recently been making presentations about sustainable work groups
Anthony Grover (Accountant)
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.
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 part time 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.