We are a Community Interest Company. This means we are
registered at Companies House as a not-for-profit organisation and
we have committed ourselves to working "in the best interests of
The company has two directors; Melanie Rees, a former Special
Needs Headteacher and local businessman Tony Nisbett.
I am the Creative Director and will lead the day-to-day operation
of The Green Centre. I have 25 years experience in
education and have set up and developed
several projects. In 1989, while working as a teacher, I set
up National Non-Uniform Day now called Day for Change.
This was supported by UNICEF
and became its most successful school fund-raising event, raising
millions of pounds for overseas aid. 2011 is the 22nd anniversary
of this scheme. In 1995, I founded Cornerstones Independent
School now called The Lioncare School.
The school provides
education for children with emotional and behavioural
problems. Supported by a fantastic team we took the school
through registration from the Department for Education and Skills,
and passed two OFSTED inspections.
I look after the back-office functions and the web site. I have
spent many years helping to develop the paperless society and much
of my time is spent on consulting in e-business technology and
sustainability related matters.