Our trustees

Katherine Sparkes – Katie is a global entrepreneur and charity changemaker. She founded Flamingo Creative, a corporate responsibility consultancy which helps businesses function ethically and responsibly as well as providing management consultancy services to the third sector. Her work includes acting as CEO for a variety of charities – from launching science labs across Africa to championing Trusteeship as way to give back whilst developing leadership skills. Katie has worked with global corporations such as KPMG, Accenture and Credit Suisse, as well as with the British government, where she is a regular speaker at the Cabinet Office.

Katie also founded inclusive ballet school Flamingo Chicks; where disabled children can explore movement with friends. She’s has won numerous awards for her contribution to the global community including JCI’s Ten Young Outstanding Young Persons of the World Award, The Mirror/TSB’s Pride of Sport Award for her work with disabled children, she made Independent’s ‘Happy List’ for improving the lives of others and was awarded a Point of Light from the Prime Minister for charitable services.

Shani Dhanda – Shani is an award winning international event manager, global voyager, disability campaigner and speaker. With mainstream media throwing out images of unattainable perfection, lacking any social and cultural relevance to ethnic minority communities, raising awareness around disability and diversity is Shani’s passion. Shani founded the Diversability Card, the UK’s official discount card for people with disabilities. With first-hand experience of the difficulties faced in finding accessible fashion, Shani is committed to making retail more accessible and reflective of our society.

Andrew Parks – Andrew is a Senior Analyst at Law Firm Burges Salmon LLP and having previously worked in the engineering sector, brings a range of experience in project management, operating model design and business development. Andrew enjoys forging strong relationships and working to solve problems. He is passionate about using his knowledge and skills to make a difference both in the local community and around the world.

PK Khaira-Creswell – PK is an experienced corporate director and helps deliver the Flamingo vision for a better world through creative, sustainable problem solving that has an impact and makes a lasting difference to people’s lives. PK is fundamentally an optimist and believes that we must look at the whole picture to solve problems. Empowerment is the lifeblood of all the aims of the Foundation whether that is working at a local, national or international level and PK is committed to helping the Flamingo Foundation’s reach and impact go as far as possible.

Eva Fritz – Eva has significant experience of project and program management focusing on process improvements and strategy initiatives in a global corporate environment. Throughout her career she has focused on driving results through collaboration and communication, Eva has led large and small projects ranging from tactical implementations to large scale strategic efforts. Eva is excited to be part of the Styleability team to make a difference in young peoples’ lives.

Simon Hewett-Avison – Simon has worked in the private, public and most recently in the voluntary sector and has a passion for supporting disadvantaged communities. Simon spent seven years at Teenage Cancer Trust developing post treatment support programmes and is currently Director of Services at Shine a National Charity supporting people affected by spina bifida and hydrocephalus. With experience in service and strategy development Simon is looking forward to helping Styleability empower many more young people.

OUR SUPPORTERS

Eclectic
Eagle One
Emery Gate
IM
The Funding Network
WorldWork