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Our Founders

Sir Richard Butler 

Sir Richard became a social entrepreneur following a distinguished career in international banking with The First Boston Corporation and Blyth, Eastman Dilon, processor US banks of Credit Suisse and the UBS. After learning about the transforming power of the Pestalozzi approach for children from the world’s neediest regions, he led the creation of the PestalozziWorld Villages in Africa and Asia. Over the past five years, he has worked with the founder of Edulution to bring tablet-based education to thousands of rural children and refugees in southern Africa.

Lady Diana Butler 

Lady Butler, the mother of four children and grandmother of seven grandchildren, is a founding Trustee of PetalozziWorld and a mother figure to hundreds of PestalozziWorld children. She founded and for nearly two decades managed the Knightsbridge Nursery School in London.