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 Lead Trainer. With over 17 years under his belt at The Pirate Castle, he brings a wealth of previous experience of narrow and wide-beam craft on both canals and rivers.

Andrew has been registered as a trainer for the National Community Boats Association (NCBA) since 2003 and the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) since 2002 and has held an MCA Boatmaster's Licence since 2001. He first became involved in Community Boating in 1998 after a varied early career in farming, forestry and horticulture and a childhood around boats on the River Severn. Alongside this he also followed his other passion and became a professional musician, spending several years touring the world with various bands before later training as a cabinetmaker and joiner which he then worked at for some years. He continues to play in bands occasionally. His interests include history, natural history, art, politics, and, of course, boating! Email Andrew

Contact a PirateKal Webb - Development Manager

After 10 years' volunteering at The Pirate Castle around her 'landlubber' day jobs, Kal joined the staff team in 2016 and is passionate about community boating. She's been a skipper on our canal boats since training with us in 2006 and is a British Canoeing Level 1 Paddlesport Instructor. Kal also qualified as a Certified Trainer for the National Community Boats Association in October 2021, broadening our in-house training capacity.

A true water baby, Kal's been living on her own 60-foot narrowboat since 2009 and loves life afloat. Before joining us, Kal was Fundraising Manager for a 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

Daisy Wild - Lead Coach

Daisy joined The Pirate Castle crew as a freelancer in early 2020 to help run our Holiday Schemes and youth 'Pirate Club' sessions and quickly became an integral part of the staff team.

She's an experienced British Canoeing Paddlesport coach, with a strong skill-set which includes playboating and supporting paddlers with additional support needs, along with running sessions that are fun, developmental and rewarding. Daisy now heads up our instructor team and leads on all things paddlesport. Email Daisy

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