Meet the team

Buttle UK's staff, trustees and Chances for Children Campaign Board

Joseph Howes

Chief Executive

Joseph has 23 years of experience working in charities supporting children, young people and their families in the UK to build better futures. Joseph has been Chief Executive of Buttle UK for five years and has previously held senior fundraising, and communications roles at Depaul UK, Action for Children and The Prince’s Trust. He is also Chair of the End Child Poverty Coalition, a group of 110+ organisations dedicated to the cause of alleviating child poverty. Joseph is a trustee of School Home Support and is Chair of the Fundraising Committee too.

Senior Management Team

Analiese Doctrove – Director of Fundraising and Marketing

Olu Lampejo – Director of Finance

Clare McGread – Director of Grants Development

Staff Team

Chief Executive’s Office

Clare Piechota (maternity leave) – Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive and Senior Management Team

Amanda Gaunt (maternity cover) – Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive and Senior Management Team

Finance & Administration

Asif Huda – Senior Finance Officer

Diane Smith – Grants Development and Operations Administrator

Richard Masombo – Office Administrator

Grant Programmes and Project Development

Ffion Haf – Grants Team Manager

Beth McIvor – Grants Development Officer

Gari Sparling – Grants Development Officer

Kate Zaczek – Grants Development Officer

Luke Mitchell – Grants Development Officer

Bianca Neville – Grants Development Officer

Pauliina Keinanen – Grants Development Officer

Janitah Salmon – Grants Development Officer

Sharon Gough – Grants Development Officer

Katie Wood  Grants Development Officer (Support for Boarding)

Charlotte Robey-Turner – Youth Engagement and Co-Production Manager

Fundraising & Marketing Team

Adrienne Gregory – Head of Philanthropy

Jessie Dillon – Impact and Evaluation Manager

Pixie Parker – Fundraising and Marketing Officer

Peter Orlov

Chair of Trustees

Peter Orlov has spent over 15 years working for top law firms, specialising in advising on all aspects of legal matters relating to private investment funds. He is currently the General Counsel of a growth fund manager, specialising in tech investments.

Peter has acted for a variety of clients over the course of his career, from large sovereign wealth funds to complex corporates and central banks, including acting "pro bono" for a number of charity and not-for-profit clients.

Peter has been a trustee of Buttle UK since 2016; he lives in London.

Tracey Dwamenah

Deputy Chair of Trustees

Tracey has over 5 years experience working within the youth sector, with a passion for advocating for LGBTQ+ young people. She currently works as Head of Mental Health, Wellbeing & Youth for METRO Charity,an equality and diversity charity based in South East London.

Tracey is driven to support young people to break any barriers that are put in their way and is motivated by creating change in young people's lives.

Tracey joined Buttle UK as a Trustee in March 2022 and became Deputy Chair of Trustees in December 2023.

Board of Trustees

Mark Alexander

Lucinda Baxter

Nigel Bolton

Chantelle Chamberlin

Tania Cohen

Thomasina Findlay

Claire Hoyle

Mary O’Callaghan

Alex Tennant

Professor Harriet Ward

The Chances for Children Campaign Board

Caroline Whiteley (Chair)

Jonny Duggan

Louise Evans

Simon ffitch

Christina Lötter

Guy Paterson 

Freddie St George

Peter Orlov – Chair of Trustees, Buttle UK

Joseph Howes – Chief Executive, Buttle UK

Adrienne Gregory – Head of Philanthropy, Buttle UK