Staff profiles

Tim MolloyTim Molloy, General Manager

Tim joined The Pirate Castle as General Manager in April 2020. Initially from Sheffield, via Manchester, Tim has lived Camden for over 20 years and has a long history of all things boating, including many narrowboat and yachting holidays, and as a trained (but rather lapsed) PADI Rescue Diver. Put him on, in or under the water and he’s in his element!

After moving to London in 1997, Tim worked as a Volunteer Manager for the last 17 years for charities aiming to reduce health or social inequalities for people living with HIV, single parents, kids and families living with Type 1 Diabetes, and most recently those affected by poverty and needing to negotiate the welfare system. Now a fully-fledged Pirate, Tim is hugely excited to be helping drive The Pirate Castle forward to a bright and sunny future! email Tim

Andrew CarpenterAndrew Carpenter, Boat Manager

Andrew multi-tasks as our Boat Manager and Senior Trainer. With over 14 years under his belt at The Pirate Castle, he brings a wealth of experience of narrow and wide-beam craft on both canals and rivers.

Andrew is a registered trainer for the National Community Boats Association and the Royal Yachting Association and holds a Boatmaster's Licence. He first became involved in Community Boating in 1998 after a varied career. His first job was a part-time farm labourer, followed by stints as a forester, a gardener and a groundsman. He then decided to persue his passion and became a professional musician, spending several years touring with his band before training as a cabinetmaker and joiner. His interests include music, history, art, politics and, of course - boating! email Andrew

Contact a PirateKal Webb - Development Manager

After 10 years' volunteering at the Pirate Castle, Kal joined the staff team in June 2016 and is passionate about community boating. She's been a skipper on our canal boats since training with us for her Certificate in Community Boat Management (CCBM) in 2006 and is also a British Canoeing/UKCC Level 1 Paddlesport Instructor.

A true water baby, Kal's been living on her own narrowboat since 2009 and loves life afloat. Before joining us, Kal was Fundraising Manager for a local community regeneration charity, worked on policy and governance at a not-for-profit housing association and even ran an export division for a trendy radiator company! email Kal

Beate Hohmann – Outdoor Education Coordinator / Lead Paddlesport Coach

Beate joined The Pirate Castle crew in March 2019 thanks to funding from John Lyon's Charity. She's been running youth and adult paddlesport sessions since 2011 and brings wide experience of working with groups of all ages and abilities. Along with being an accomplished British Canoeing Paddlesport Coach, Beate has won recognition for delivering quality youth sessions and was awarded the Jack Petchy Leader award in 2017. She is a registered British Canoeing Paddle Award, Personal Performance Awards and Foundation Safety & Rescue Training provider. Beate first came to The Pirate Castle as a freelance instructor in October 2018 and soon decided that she’d love to be a full time Pirate! email Beate

Arta Ymeraj - Charity Administrator

Arta joined The Pirate Castle as Charity Administrator in mid-March 2020 and is our go-to lady for hall hire bookings and office administration. She's been a local Camden resident for many years and has two sons, one of whom attends Primrose Hill primary school just down the canal from The Pirate Castle. She's worked in administration for most of her professional life, most recently as Office Manager for a construction/residential renovation company for several years. Arta likes music, walking in the park with her boys, jogging and hanging out with friends and family. email Arta