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
Alan Knowles - Director of Finance & Administration
Richard Barron - Director of Fundraising & Marketing
Chief Executive's Office
Rachael Benjamin - Assistant to the Chief Executive & Senior Management Team
Grant Programmes & Project Development
Chris Mullane - Grants Development Manager
Andrew Walters - Grants Development Officer (School Fees)
Rosario Piazza - Impact & Evaluation Manager
John Hamilton - Grants Development Officer
Keeley Mudd - Grants Development Officer
Gari Sparling - Grants Development Officer
Beth McIvor - Grants Development Officer
Diane Smith - Grants Development & Operations Administrator
Richard Ruston - Fundraising & Marketing Officer
Chris Davis - Trust Fundraising Officer
Chair of Trustees
Professor Caroline Gipps
Caroline was appointed Chair of Buttle UK in March 2016, following four years as a trustee.
Caroline is Visiting Professor at the UCL/Institute of Education and Emeritus Professor at the University of Wolverhampton, where she was the Vice Chancellor until her retirement in 2011. In 1999 she became Deputy Vice Chancellor at Kingston University, with responsibility for the academic profile and student support. Before this she was in charge of research strategy at the Institute of Education as Dean of Research, taking the institution to the top grade in the 1996 Research Assessment Exercise.
Trained as a psychometrician and primary school teacher Caroline has had a distinguished career as a social scientist focussing on assessment and its role in schooling, leading to new theories of educational assessment. She is an internationally recognised scholar in this field and is experienced in the evaluation of programmes and initiatives, as well as the issue of impact.
Awards/recognition include : Nuffield Research Fellow, President of the British Educational Research Association, four times an ESRC grant holder, member of the Athenaeum, Academician of the ACSS, Honorary Doctorate Bristol University, twice elected to the Board of Universities UK (the Vice Chancellors' association) and numerous advisory/consultative roles over the years both in the UK and overseas; a founder member of the Women Vice Chancellors' dining club, the Nuffield Assessment Seminar group, and the BERA Policy task group on Assessment.
As an academic and researcher Caroline has published widely. Four books of note are
* 'Assessment: a Teachers' Guide to the Issues' (1990) was reprinted twice and went to two further editions (these with co author Gordon Stobart).
* 'A Fair Test? Assessment, Achievement and Equity' (1994) with Patricia Murphy won a prize for best educational book of that year.
* 'Beyond Testing: Towards a Theory of Educational Assessment' (1994) was translated into Japanese in 2001, and in 2012 was re-released as a Routledge Education Classic.
* 'What Makes a Good Primary School Teacher? Expert Classroom Strategies' (2000) with Bet McCallum and Eleanore Hargreaves, was also re-released as a Routledge Classic in 2016.
Caroline has been on a wide range of Boards including schools and academies, a Science Park, a Technology Transfer Corridor, two urban development companies, and research units and charities. She is currently on the Board of Kingston University where she is Chair of the Academic Governance Committee.
Board of Trustees
Keith Mullins - Independent advisor
The Chances for Children Campaign Board
Jill Dinsmore - (Chair)
Christina Sorensen Lötter
Professor Caroline Gipps - Chair of Trustees, Buttle UK
Gerri McAndrew OBE - Chief Executive, Buttle UK
Richard Barron - Director of Fundraising & Marketing, Buttle UK