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Key People

Meet our charity's team...

We are all from different backgrounds and walks of life, but we all collectively, and positively, work together to enrich and develop The Papillon Project. We are all very friendly, approachable, incredibly dedicated and really value each other's areas of experience and expertise. We also enjoy laughing at each others jokes and funny stories from time to time!

Core Team

Above: The Papillon Project's core team: Poppy, Matt, Graeme and Harriet.

The Papillon Project is made of four main groups that make our charitable work possible:

1) Board of Trustees:

They have ultimate responsibility for The Papillon Project as a charity and are accountable to The Charity Commission.

2) The Leadership Group:

These people work together, as a diverse and super positive team, to run The Papillon Project on a day-to-day basis. Other than the roles of Schools' Project Lead, Deputy Schools' Project Lead and Assistant Schools' Project Lead (our charity's core team), all members of this group are unpaid volunteers. This incredibly dedicated group of people conduct the charity's work or help to raise crucial funds so we can continue to make our charitable work possible.

3) Our volunteers:

We are incredibly lucky to have a great many wonderful volunteers who are extremely dedicated to supporting our charitable work. From our school volunteers to our events volunteers, The Papillon Project simply would not run without these extremely kind people. 

4) Our advisors, ambassadors and liaisons:

The charity is incredibly fortunate to have some brilliant individuals to help us conduct and connect our charitable work with the wider Norfolk community.

    • Simon Waller: Water engineer and irrigation advisor

    • Jeremy Buxton & Tim More: Farming community liaisons

    • Sam Garland: Horticultural advisor (Head Gardener at the Bishop's Garden, Norwich)

    • Aranya: Permaculture advisor (author of Permaculture Design)

    • Dr Tom Fox: Woodwork and construction advisor

    • Prof Alan Davies: Master composter (professor emeritus of mathematics at University of Hertfordshire) 

    • The Revd. Keith Rengert: Diocese of Norwich (Church of England) liaison 

      Please see profiles of Papillon Project trustees & lead roles below:

      Peter W

      Professor Peter Waldron

      Chairperson of The Papillon Project


      Dr Diane Davies MBE

      Trustee, Treasurer and Administrator of The Papillon Project


      Sarah Seery MCIHort MCCT

      Trustee of The Papillon Project

      Thomas Greenwood

      Thomas Greenwood

      Trustee of The Papillon Project


      Matt Willer BEM

      Schools' Project Lead, Designated Safeguarding Lead & founder of The Papillon Project


      Harriet Watson

      Deputy Schools' Project Lead


      Graeme Tolley

      Deputy Schools' Project Lead


      Poppy Kirby

      Assistant Schools' Project Lead

      Alice Metcalfe

      Alice Metcalfe

      Schools' Project Assistant and editor of The Kaleidoscope (schools' magazine)

      TPP Photo Holly B&W

      Holly Chantrill-Cheyette

      Noticing Nature Lead


      Louis Johnson

      Lead Film Biographer for The Papillon Project


      George Bates

      Community Engagement Lead

      Fuchsia Wilkins

      Fuchsia Wilkins

      Communications Lead

      Alannah Young

      Alannah Young

      International Exchange Lead

      Will Dawber

      Will Dawber

      Upcycling Lead