Kensington Dragons is a registered charity (England & Wales no. 1144887) and a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales (no. 7720188).

The Charity’s objects are to promote community participation of, primarily, children and young people regardless of race, sex, creed, financial means or social and economic circumstances in healthy recreation in particular by the provision of facilities for the playing of association football and other sports capable of improving health and to advance the education of children and young people so that they might grow to maturity as individuals, become responsible members of society and their conditions of life may be improved.


The Trustees

Peter Chapman – Chairman

MA Trinity College, Cambridge

MSc London School of Economics

Chairman, Chapman Hendy Associates

Director, HACAS Chapman Hendy

Director, Tribal Consulting

Director, Kensington & Chelsea Tenant Management Organisation

Chairman, MMC London Fund Advisory Committee

Chairman, Octavia Foundation

Married with four children; lives in RBKC


Chris Shirley – Secretary and Treasurer 

BSc Engineering Kings College, London

MBA Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania

Management Consultant PE-Inbucon, corporate development

Chief Executive Dewplan Group, industrial water treatment and property development group

Chairman Clarendon Group, publishing and construction

Founding Committee Member of Kensington Dragons FC

Married with 4 children living in RBKC.


Michael Clancy – Fundraising Officer

BS Wood Science and Technology University of Maine, Orono, Maine

MS Industrial Administration, Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Co-head Debt Fund Management Group, Rothschild

Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Elgin Capital

Global Co-head Credit Trading and Underwriting, Merrill Lynch

Founding Committee Member of Kensington Dragons FC

Married with 3 children living in RBKC


Martin Murphy – Facilities Officer

BA (Hons) Arch

Dip Arch (Distinction)

ARB and RIBA Chartered Architect

Founding partner at Murphy Davé Architects

Foundation Governor at Gunnersbury School, Hounslow

Founding committee member of Kensington Dragons FC and currently chair of the management committee

Married with two children and living in LBH&F


Carlo Pirzio-Biroli

MS Civil Engineering, La Sapienza University, Rome, Italy

MBA Columbia Business School, New York, USA

Consultant, The Boston Consulting Group

Executive, General Electric Corporation

CEO, CDB Web Tech SpA

Global Head Private Equity, Asset & Wealth Management, Deutsche Bank

Committee Member of Kensington Dragons FC

Married with 3 children living in RBKC




Graham McCulloch – Administration/Education Officer 

(MA) Applied Linguistics, University of Wales

(BA) Linguistics and Psychology, University of London

Diploma in Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Royal Society of Arts

OBE (2012) – Services to British Council (UK’s international organisation for education and cultural relations)

MBE (1999) – Services to Teaching of English in Middle East and North Africa

Director Global Teaching Operations, British Council

Country Director Kuwait & Regional Head of Education (Higher, Schools, Vocational) in Middle East region, British Council

Director Teaching & Exams Operations, Africa, Middle East, Asia, British Council

Chairman of British Moroccan Society (UK based charity)

Project Manager of teacher training programme for school teachers of blind and visually impaired students in Morocco – partnership between British Moroccan Society, University of Birmingham, British Council and NGOs in Morocco

Founder of Wood Green Wanderers Cricket Club (London) and ‘British’ Cricket Teams in Morocco and Egypt


Luke O’Donoghue – Clerk to the Trustees

BSc Countryside Management, University of Wales Aberystwyth

Domestic Bursar, Westminster School

Founding member and Secretary, Kensington Dragons Seniors

Club Captain, Kensington Dragons FC