Who We Are

 Left to Right: Joanne, Jason, Brigette, Alicia, Karen, Jacquie, Andrea, Pablo

Who We Are

Joanne Holt – is LWCs office coordinator, with over 20 years’ experience of supporting not for profit organisations.

Jason Ward – a drama specialist who works with issues of global citizenship.  His interests lie in using theatre as a tool for behaviour change, and as an approach towards Personal Thinking and Learning Skills.  Jason is also an accredited Philosophy for Children trainer.

Brigette Wafer – currently provides project and communications support to LWC. Brigette is from the USA, with a US-Mexican background, and has worked in the UK as well as Italy.

Karen Wynne – As Communities Officer Karen’s role involves supporting the promotion of the work of LWC and TEESNet, and managing bookings for CPD and other events alongside developing and strengthening our community engagement.

Jacquie Ayre – Jacquie has joined the Liverpool World Centre having had more than 30 years’ experience as a secondary school teacher and Faculty lead for Citizenship and PSHE in the North West of England.

Andrea Bullivant – from a probation service background, is now working with the Initial Teacher Education department at Hope, looking at the global dimension, cross curricular teaching and working with pupils at the risk of exclusion.

Pablo Guidi – LWC’s Director with an Adult Literacy background.  Pablo is particularly interested in the role that faith plays in addressing issues of citizenship at a local and global level.

Claire Ward – Our Finance Manager (not pictured) who provides invaluable support to all our work.  She’s worked in Development Education for the last 10 years.  Amazingly has the same surname as Jason, but not related!

Board of Trustees

Frank Kennedy – Joined Liverpool World Centre in 2000-2001 and helped set up the Liverpool World Centre he was also involved in achieving Fairtrade City status for Liverpool. Frank has a background as a Justice & Peace Worker, worked for the Liverpool Archdiocese 1990-98, NW Regional Campaigns Coordinator, Friends of the Earth 1998-2009.  He was previously on national committees of CAFOD, Pax Christi, recently on steering group of Liverpool Community Environment Network and Network Theatre.  He was a primary teacher and received an M.Phil in Peace Studies. He currently works part-time as an ESL teacher and community project worker.

Raymond Bissex– Joined Liverpool World Centre in 2003 he is a chartered accountant and was the director of Liverpool World Shop. He has been responsible for the preparation of accounts and attending to company administration. Dealing with H M Revenue and Customs, Companies House and Charity Commission on behalf of LWC.

Sara Parker– Joined Liverpool World Centre in January 2016 she is a lecturer in Development Participation and Education at Liverpool John Moores University. She has co-written a children’s book with Jason Ward from LWC and is establishing a small CIC called Fair Connections to promote Fairtrade in school and develop links between the UK and Nepal.


Louise Robinson– Joined Liverpool World Centre in October 2018 she has extensive knowledge of schools education system and was previously Head of Merchant Taylors’ Girls’ school.

Julia Purvis– Joined Liverpool World Centre as a trustee and is currently also Head of Student Services at the University of Liverpool and has an interest in global social justice and human rights.

Previous volunteers and interns

Tom Toward – Intern Tom (not pictured) is supporting LWC with a range of website and digital media skills, and is also working with Andrea and Jason to support workshop delivery and other aspects of our work more generally.

Jack Loia – One of our international interns, Jack spent much of the 2016 – 2017 academic year working with LWC in a range of roles from designing eye-catching newsletters and updating the website to supporting students into volunteering placements and workshop co-delivery.

Stephanie Mc Sherry – Stephanie supported our work as a volunteer from 2014 – 2016. Stephanie is from Northern Ireland, and graduated from Liverpool Hope University with Primary Education with Fine Art.  She brought her creative side together with knowledge of the primary classroom.

Additional LWC Associates

Mike O’Brien – Since 2010, Mike has been working with the West African community in Liverpool on a health project.  Mike brings over 20 years of community work experience to LWC, and developed a informal education programme with LWC in 2012.