Roz Osborne: Founder & Chair of Trustees

  Roz is the founder of GlobalARRK, which she started in 2012 when she was a stuck parent in Portugal. Roz and the amazing team of volunteers have achieved so much since 2012: supporting over a thousand stuck parents, raising awareness of the issues, promoting research and collecting statistics. Due to the hundreds of cases, Roz has been involved with over the years, she has a deep understanding of the challenges stuck parents typically face. She works tirelessly to improve the situation on every level: attending international events, meeting with policymakers and working with individual parents. Diverse life experiences have guided her role as the chair of GlobalARRK. Previously she has been a charity trustee, a project coordinator and successful in securing funding bids. However, the cornerstone of her motivation and experience lies in her work directly with children. Roz has a post-graduate degree in Education and has specialised in…...

Iva_GlobalARRK

Iva Petzold: Trustee

  Iva first contacted GlobalARRK in 2013 as a stuck parent. After her case was successfully resolved Iva was keen to help others and started to volunteer for GlobalARRK in 2015. In February 2017 she came on board as a Trustee! She is involved in all major decision making, supports and manages the volunteers and recruitment process. Iva is also responsible for fundraising. Having experienced life as a stuck parent herself, Iva is passionate about supporting parents who find themselves stuck in a foreign country. She is determined to raise awareness of the issue and the impact it has not only on parents but also on children. When she’s not busy with GlobalARRK work, Iva is a Project Manager. She has a wealth of solid business experience, together with great interpersonal, organisational and management skills....

Costas Calamvokis: Trustee

Costas has a background in designing computer chips and a degree in electrical engineering from Imperial College, London. He has supported the design and implementation of our IT systems including the CRM, Gsuite and Website ensuring we are working with the best technology without the price tag! Costas has two children and two stepchildren and now lives in the UK after being an Expat for over 15 years....

Karin Medar

Karin joined the GlobalARRK team in 2019. Over the last 12 years Karin had various support roles within a pharmaceutical regulatory body and is currently responsible for managing regulatory procedures as well as providing support to the product team ensuring compliance and adherence to procedural regulatory requirements.  She discovered GlobalARRK in 2018 when seeking help and guidance on international relocation. Her personal experience and knowledge that she obtained through case law when preparing her “leave to remove” application opened her eyes to great unfairness and difficulties stuck parents face due to discrepancies of various areas aspects of this law as well as between the law and welfare system. Now she is passionate to help other stuck parents by researching and obtaining grants to support GlobalARRK’s core activities and to expand services....

Sarah Norman

Sarah is the Bookkeeper/Accountant for GlobalARRK. She maintains the financial records for the charity. Sarah was born in the UK and became a stuck parent in Australia, where she worked for the NT Government in Project Management roles. Sarah was eventually able to return to the United Kingdom in 2015 where she re-trained as an Accountant. She feels incredibly lucky to have been able to return “home” and now wishes to contribute towards helping others who are experiencing difficulties returning to their homeland....

Becka Kellaway

Becka lives in the UK but is Australian and unable to return to her home country with her daughter. She has however come to terms with living life in the UK and is passionate about helping stuck parents. Becka is determined to facilitate sustainable positive change so that one day parents and children in every country can be safe, fully supported and won’t have to endure the horrific ordeal of ongoing domestic abuse, child abuse and separation from their homeland. Whatever it takes, whether fairy dust or constant campaigning and education she is determined to raise awareness and to make a change in this world!...

Kim_Moore_GlobalARRK

Kim Moore: Marketing & Communications

Kim helps manage the GlobalARRK website, including writing the blog and any other Marketing Communications that the charity needs support with. She discovered GlobalARRK in early 2017 after withdrawing her request to remove her two children from the UK to return to her native home in Canada. Having felt as though she lost her voice in the process, Kim is using her own experience and communication skills to help raise awareness of the need for change and the support that GlobalARRK has to offer. Kim is Founder of a strategic marketing consultancy based in the UK and has a Bachelor of Commerce degree. Her marketing communications career spans 25 years in both Canada and the UK....