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Leadership Team

Lindsay Boswell

CEO

Lindsay is passionate about fighting hunger and food waste in the UK. Since he joined the charity in 2010, the number of charities receiving food from FareShare has grown from 600 to more than 11,000. Lindsay has 30 years’ senior management experience in the voluntary sector. Previously he was the Chief Executive of the Institute of Fundraising where he doubled income and membership and established the Fundraising Standards Board as a global leader in self-regulation. Lindsay is a member of the Mayor of London’s Food Board and a trustee of the Institute of Grocery Distribution.

Alyson Walsh

Commercial Director

Alyson is Commercial Director with responsibility for Fundraising, Marketing Communications and Volunteering, having joined the organisation in 2016. With 25 years’ experience in the food and retail sector, Alyson possesses a wealth of industry and consumer knowledge, having previously worked on product development, launches and communication campaigns both in the UK and internationally for Sainsbury’s, Kingfisher plc and Fortnum & Mason.

Jerome Walls

Director of Finance, HR & Resources

Jerome is a Chartered Accountant who spent the first half of his career working in commercial management roles with international companies including Fisons plc and ICL Fujitsu and worked in Canada, Sweden and the Benelux during this period. After moving into the third sector, Jerome was Chief Financial Officer at the Shaw Trust and prior to joining FareShare was Finance Director of United Response, two of the UK’s largest service based charities operating in the employment and adult social care sectors respectively. Jerome lives in Suffolk and in his spare time is normally found on his bike and recently joined the Cingle Du Mont-Ventoux club.

Kristopher Gibbon-Walsh

Director of Network and Operations

Kris is the Director of Network and Operations and helps redistribute the food. Supports FareShare’s Network of Regional Centres, FareShare Go operations, food and people safety, logistics and coordination and the amazing community of 11,000 charities. Also responsible for strategic external relationships with other charities and food redistributors.

Before working at FareShare, Kris lived and worked in France, India, Croatia and Romania on a range of engineering projects after finishing a PhD in Environmental Chemistry and Engineering. Kris is also the co-founder and Chair of an international, epidemiological society.

Simon Millard

Director of Food

Simon Millard is Director of Food for FareShare. Simon leads FareShare’s relationships with the UK Food Industry, helping secure access to the surplus food which FareShare provides to thousands of charities using food in the delivery of their social purposes.

Simon has worked in the UK food industry for 25 years, both in major manufacturers such as Mars and Premier Foods, and in technology & consultancy services to the UK food industry, in IBM, and most recently as a Commercial Director in IRI.

Simon and his team are committed to growing the volume of food made available to UK charities, to both reduce the environmental impact of food waste, and for the social goodness delivered by the front-line charities we serve. Please contact Simon and his team if you’d like to turn your surplus food into a meaningful outcome.

James Persad

Head of Marketing and Communications

James is Head of Marketing and Communications for FareShare. His team promotes and protects the FareShare brand, so that we can grow our impact according to our vision – to let no good food go to waste. Since starting at FareShare in Jan 2018 our awareness has grown twelve-fold, and we won the Food and Drink Federation’s Best Campaign award for our Feed People First campaign – to obtain government financial support for charitable surplus food redistribution in the UK. Previously, James managed the marketing and events teams at the Carbon Trust for nine years, and a very long time ago he worked for 11 years in London-based advertising agencies, from a graduate trainee to a Director. James was a Non-Executive Director of the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust for six years until 2019.

Bryan Precious

Head of Volunteer Recruitment and Engagement

Bryan is the Head of Volunteer Recruitment and Engagement at FareShare. He is responsible for creating the FareShare Volunteer Programme that Supports FareShare’s Network of Regional Centres to recruit, train and retain our 1,500 volunteers. Bryan has over 10 years’ experience in Volunteer Management in both strategic and operational settings. Additionally, he previously was a Board Director of the Association of Volunteer Managers.

Marie Travers

Head of Fundraising

Marie is Head of Fundraising for FareShare. The fundraising team are responsible for growing income to ensure we can redistribute more food to those who need it and prevent food waste; especially at a time when so many people across the UK are living in poverty due to the cost-of-living crisis. Marie joined FareShare in January 2022 and has previously held senior level fundraising positions for health and children’s charities. Marie was previously a Trustee of the Nystagmus Network for four years from 2017 and a school Governor for four years from 2016. Marie holds various fundraising, marketing and leadership qualifications as well as a degree in Business, Government and Political Theory.

Carl Hawkes

Head of Network Support

Carl is the Head of Network Support at FareShare. He leads the Supply Chain and Logistics Team, Employability Services Team, Community Team and Granting. The Network Support Department ensures that FareShare Regional Centres have the support and resources they need to deliver food to and support the amazing community of 11,000 charities.

Carl has spent 10+ years working in the Public and Third Sector. Before working at FareShare Carl spent several years in various Project Management roles in Higher Education. He also delivered several large EU/Government funded employability programmes for one of the UK’s leading Housing Associations. Outside of FareShare, Carl is a Trustee at the Leeds Community Foundation. He is also an avid Evertonian, enjoys skiing, playing football (badly!) and hiking with his dog.

Dave Clarke

Head of Retail

Dave has worked in the Food industry for most of his career, working in Commercial leadership roles for companies including Nestle, Danone, Northern Foods, Cott Beverages and Jacobs Douwe Egberts. In a divergence from the rest of his career, Dave conducted a project for WRAP driving implementation of the Food Waste Reduction Roadmap with UK manufacturers, which led to his keen interest in food waste.

Dave will strive to use his experience, knowledge and contacts to drive an increase in surplus & donated food volumes received from Retail Partners to meet the needs of our 31 Regional Centres and their charities.

Outside of work Dave is vice chair of his local Parish Council, is an avid Nottingham Forest fan, and a keen motorsport enthusiast spending many a weekend at Oulton Park and Silverstone.

Jolanta Gallo

Head of Finance

Jolanta joined FareShare in October 2021 as Head of Finance. The charity really excites her as she loves how it combines making good use of surplus food to alleviate food poverty and reduce food waste. At a time of substantial transition for the organisation Jolanta brings in an extensive experience of finance in the charity sector alongside an interest in psychology with an aim to develop the FareShare finance team, processes and systems.

A strong believer in the value of the community, Jolanta also has a longstanding passion for sustainability issues and has previously worked for Forum for the Future (a sustainability not for profit charity) and for Friends of the Earth (an environmental campaigning charity). In her free time she is involved in community led projects; Jolanta has been a treasurer at Myatts’ Fields Park Project in South London for a number of years and more recently she has been enjoying getting her hands dirty developing a local community garden, with the aim of increasing the biodiversity and bringing nature and people together.