Our people

Volunteers are our food heroes

Across our 21 Regional Centres, our wonderful and committed volunteers carry out a range of vital activities and we’re always looking for new energetic and enthusiastic individuals to join us.


Our central office in London comprises our Fundraising (Trusts, Corporates and Statutory), Food, Marketing and Communications, Finance, HR, Network Support departments and our Management team. Click here for our contact details.


John Bason – Chair

John is Finance Director of Associated British Foods plc, the international food, ingredients and retail group. He has been a Board Director since joining the company in 1999. He is a graduate of Trinity College, Cambridge and is an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He has previously been Finance Director of Bunzl and United Biscuits. John is Honorary Treasurer of VSO International, Non-Executive Director of Compass Group and a member of the executive board at St Patrick’s Church in Soho, which provides social outreach to the disadvantaged in the community. He is married with three children. He joined FareShare in May 2010.

Paola Bergamaschi Broyd

Paola has more than 25 years of professional experience in the City of London. At State Street from 2003 to July 2014; In her latest role there, Paola was a Senior Managing Director and the Sector Solutions Head for Asset Owners in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) at State Street Corp. – focusing on growing additional profitable revenue by identifying and delivering integrated product and service solutions from across State Street businesses that solve clients’ key challenges. Prior to joining State Street, Paola has worked at Credit Suisse First Boston, Goldman Sachs and IMI San Paolo UK. She is married with two children. Paola joined FareShare in August 2014 and is a patron of Sadlers Wells.

Vince Craig

Vince is a Chartered Scientist and has worked at senior level including board level in both food manufacturing and food retailing operations. He now has a successful consultancy company with a global client base. In addition he is the Senior Director with the British Frozen Food Federation and enjoys passing on his skills in mentoring roles on behalf of a number of prominent charitable organisations. Vince joined the FareShare board in 2014.

Lucy Danger

Lucy is the Executive Director of East Manchester Environment & Resources Group (Emerge), and was one of its founder members in 1996. She has built the organisation and its team to the £600k turnover charitable group it is today. An original pioneer of waste recycling services in Manchester, EMERGE is an environmental charity with over 16 years experience of empowering individuals, businesses and communities to reduce, re-use and recycle (the 3Rs). EMERGE also runs FareShare North West to support communities to address food poverty and food waste.

Peter Freedman

Peter Freedman is Managing Director of the Consumer Goods Forum, which brings together the world’s leading retail and consumer goods companies behind its dual mission of positive societal change and business efficiency. A qualified accountant, Peter has more than 25 years’ experience working with the world’s leading companies in the consumer goods and retail industries, on a wide range of strategy, organisation and operational issues. He led McKinsey’s Europe, Middle East and African consumer goods practice for more than 10 years. Peter is also currently a non-Executive Director on the board of the UK’s Parliamentary & Health Service Ombudsman. He joined FareShare in September 2013.

William Garnett

William is a lawyer and is a partner with Bates Wells and Braithwaite where he has been since 1986. He specialises in employment law and governance and about half of his work is in the voluntary and third sector where he is well connected. William is also a governor at two schools and of the Tall Ships Youth Trust. William joined the board in 2012.

Stephen Robinson

Stephen is a Chartered Accountant and a member of the Association of Corporate Treasurer’s. After qualifying with Deloitte Haskins & Sells in 1986, he spent the next 20 years in investment banking. He worked for three major investment banks and became a managing director and the co-head of corporate broking at Merrill Lynch and DrkW. He joined FareShare in November 2006. He chairs FareShare’s Finance Committee.

Kathryn Sowerby

Kathryn has extensive experience of working with social enterprises and spent over eight years with the Goodwin Trust in Hull, helping to deliver support for children and young people, employment and training and health and wellbeing programmes. She is now Operations Director with Groundwork, the UK charity working to transform local neighbourhoods. She is also actively involved with a number of other charities and social enterprises including Key Fund Investments and has been a Trustee of FareShare for just under two years.