Meet the teamPartnership for Children is based in the United Kingdom, but has a global perspective. Its small office in Kingston upon Thames, south west of London, is the hub of a large international wheel of partners, all concerned with the emotional wellbeing of children and young people.
The agency is currently governed by a Board of five Trustees
Tony Skrzypecki - ChairTony is a Chartered Accountant and a partner of the UK firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers, one of the world's largest professional services organisations. He specialises in Mergers and Acquisitions.
Simon Armson - TrusteeSimon was Chief Executive of Samaritans for 15 years. He is now a psychotherapist in private practice and is also a Mental Health Act Commissioner and a member of the Mental Health Review Tribunal.
Mark Boulding - TrusteeMark Boulding was appointed to the Board for a three-year term. Mark is Director of Strategy in the London office of an international healthcare communications agency, and has also held senior positions in charities working in mental health and international development.
Prof Rachel Jenkins - TrusteeRachel has been Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre at King's College, London, and Principal Medical Officer for Mental Health at the UK's Department of Health. She served as a school governor and has wide international experience of mental health policy development.
Marion Panis - TrusteeMarion Panis is a psychologist and heads Kids and Emotional Competencies (KEC), the agency which runs Zippy’s Friends in the Netherlands.
Partnership for Children has five staff, and one other person helps as a consultant.
Chris Bale - DirectorChris is a former Director of Oxfam Hong Kong and Befrienders International.
Caroline Egar - Programme DirectorCaroline is a trained teacher and has also worked in educational publishing. She oversees all Partnership for Children's programmes, and has travelled extensively to promote Zippy's Friends.
Caroline Lifford - Programme ManagerCaroline is a psychology graduate who has supported many children with special educational needs. She coordinates various projects including Zippy's Friends in the UK and for children with learning difficulties.
Helen Danby - Print and Web DesignerHelen designs all our printed materials, from teachers' booklets to fund raising leaflets, and also designs and maintains this website.
Shirleen Clarke - Office ManagerShirleen joined the team in late 2015 and has almost 15 years’ experience of working in finance, accounting and administrative roles in the voluntary sector.
Richard Micallef - AccountantRichard is a chartered accountant, with extensive commercial experience, and has been Partnership for Children's accountant since its inception.