Meet the team

Clare Argar – Director (London)

Clare leads the London team and is responsible for the strategic development of the DofE in the region. Clare is a member of the UK Executive and actively contributes to national strategy, for example leading on the DofE’s work with the secure estate. Clare also acts as a spokesperson for the Charity.

Operations Managers

Operations Managers are responsible for supporting their teams to develop DofE delivery in Licenced Organisations across their portfolios. They ensure quality of delivery and build new partnerships at a strategic level.

Oliver Rice – Operations Manager

Oli line manages Elizabeth Oliver, Josie Ritson, Rebecca Wing and Eleanor Upchurch, and has oversight of their portfolios. Oli is also the London regional training lead.
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Emily Houseago – Operations Manager

Emily line manages Amankwa Annorbah-Sarpei, Thomas Gannon, Jasper Holford and Laura Harris, and has oversight of their portfolios.
E: [email protected]

Matthew Barnett – Operations Manager

Mat line manages Becky Downes, David Black, Jade Wilson and Liz Winterton, and has oversight of their portfolios.
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Jo Amand – Operations Manager
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Operations Officers

Operations Officers are responsible for supporting Licensed Organisations with their DofE delivery. This includes supporting centres to grow, licensing new organisations to deliver the DofE and delivering training.

Oli’s team:

Elizabeth Oliver – Operations Officer

Lizzy is the Operations Officer for Barking and Dagenham, Hackney, Havering, Kingston and Richmond.
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Josie Ritson – Operations Officer

Josie is the Operations Officer for Bromley, Merton and Redbridge.
E: [email protected]

Rebecca Wing – Operations Officer

Becca is the Operations Officer for the London Boroughs of Barnet, Enfield and Sutton.
E: [email protected]

Eleanor Upchurch – Project Officer

Eleanor is working on a boosting participation project for DofE London. Eleanor is responsible for licencing and supporting a number of new organisations which are starting the DofE for the first time.
E: [email protected]

 

Emily’s team:

Amankwa Annorbah-Sarpei – Operations Officer

Amankwa is the Operations Officer for the London Boroughs of Southwark, Bexley, Tower Hamlets and Kensington and Chelsea.
E: [email protected]

Thomas Gannon – Operations Officer

Tommy is the Operations Officer for the London Boroughs of Brent, Harrow and Hounslow.
E: [email protected]

Jasper Holford – Operations Officer

Jasper is the Operations Officer for the City of London, Hillingdon, Islington and Lewisham.
E: [email protected]

Laura Harris – Operations Officer

Laura is the Operations Officer for the London Boroughs of Hammersmith and Fulham, Haringey and Westminster.
E: [email protected]

 

Mat’s team:

Becky Downes – Operations Officer

Becky is the Operations Officer for the London Boroughs of Lambeth, Newham and Wandsworth. Becky also supports DofE delivery within the Metropolitan Volunteer Police Cadets.

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 David Black- Operations Officer

David is the Operations Officer for Croydon and Camden. He also supports DofE delivery within the secure estate in London.

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 Jade Wilson – Operations Officer

Jade is the Operations Officer for Ealing, Greenwich and Waltham Forest.
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Liz Winterton – Operations Officer

Liz supports DofE delivery in London SEND centres.
E: [email protected]

 

Administration

Mairead Grant – Office Manager

Mairead is responsible for the administration team, she oversees regional financial transactions, leads on the administration of licences and the day to day running of the London office.
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Steph Taylor – Training Officer

Steph supports training within the London region including scheduling DofE training courses, processing booking applications and assessor accreditations. Steph is also responsible for the verification of Gold Awards at regional level.
E: [email protected]

Amy Hall – Communications and Events Officer

Amy manages London’s social media channels and website pages. Amy leads on regional network newsletters, annual reports and regional events such as the biannual conference. Amy is also the regional liaison for Gold Award Presentations.
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