Kensington Dragons FC

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

Chris Shirley – Chairman

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 – Chairman Patron’s Programme

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


Gabrielle Tierney

(bio to follow)



Graham McCulloch – Education Officer / Assistant Club Welfare Officer 

MA Applied Linguistics, University of Wales

BA Linguistics and Psychology, University of London

Diploma in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (DELTA)

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

Director in Kuwait, Morocco, Dubai, British Council
Manager of Teaching Centres in Egypt, Bahrain, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, British Council

Chairman of British Moroccan Society (UK based charity)

Advisory Board Member, British University Morocco

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