Meet the team
Buttle UK's staff, trustees and Chances for Children Campaign Board
Joseph has years of fundraising experience and a passion for supporting children, young people and their families in the UK to build better futures. Joseph joined Buttle UK from youth homelessness charity Depaul UK, where he spent five years as Executive Director of Fundraising, Development and Communications.
Previously, Joseph has held senior roles at Action for Children and The Prince’s Trust. He is also Vice-Chair of the Board of Trustees at Rainforest Foundation, which gives him the chance to support another cause that has always been close to his heart.
Senior Management Team
Paddy Zervudachi – Director of Finance and Administration
Richard Barron – Director of Fundraising and Marketing
Clare McGread – Director of Grants Development
Chief Executive’s Office
Clare Piechota – Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive and Senior Management Team
Grant Programmes and Project Development
Ffion Haf – Grants Team Manager
Diane Smith – Grants Development and Operations Administrator
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
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
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.
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
Professor Harriet Ward
The Chances for Children Campaign Board
Caroline Whiteley (Chair)
Christina Sorensen Lötter
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