Meet the team

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

Joseph Howes

Chief Executive

Joseph has 22 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 4 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 80+ organisations dedicated to the cause of alleviating child poverty.

Senior Management Team

Paddy Zervudachi – Director of Finance and Administration

Richard Barron – Director of Fundraising and Marketing

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

Joan Coyle – HR Advisor

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 – Major Donor and Corporate Manager

Jessie Dillon – Impact and Evaluation Manager

Pixie Parker – Fundraising and Marketing Officer

Claire Tarpey – Trusts and Foundations Fundraising Officer

Jill Dinsmore

Chair of Trustees

Jill was appointed Chair of the Board of Trustees in November 2020 after serving six years as a trustee.

She also chaired the inaugural Chances for Children Campaign Board for five years from 2015, which has now successfully hit its £10million fundraising target.

Prior to being involved with Buttle UK, Jill sat on the board of Friends of the Scottish Cot Death Trust for seven years, organising large-scale fundraising events.

Other events organised included high-profile fashion shows and concerts for several charities including Music in Hospitals Scotland and Scottish Disability Sport, raising thousands of pounds and awareness of the causes in the national press.

Peter Orlov

Deputy 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.

Board of Trustees

Mark Alexander

Lucinda Baxter

David Buttle

Chantelle Chamberlin

Tracey Dwamenah-Barnett

Thomasina Findlay

Rosie Norris

Mike Seaton

Alex Tennant

Professor Harriet Ward

Leo Wong

The Chances for Children Campaign Board

Caroline Whiteley (Chair)

Jonny Duggan

Louise Evans

Simon ffitch

Christina Lötter

Guy Paterson 

Freddie St George

Jill Dinsmore – Chair of Trustees, Buttle UK

Joseph Howes – Chief Executive, Buttle UK

Richard Barron – Director of Fundraising and Marketing, Buttle UK