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.
Helen is the Technical Director at the Two Sisters Food Group, one of the leading food manufacturing companies in Europe. Previously, Helen held a similar role for Greencore. With considerable senior leadership experience Helen has a comprehensive working knowledge of the food industry, particularly in regard to health and safety, the environment and Corporate Social Responsibility. Helen has been a FareShare Trustee since 2017.
Stephen is a Chartered Accountant and a member of the Association of Corporate Treasurers. 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.
John is the Executive Director of Move On, the charity partner operating FareShare Glasgow and West of Scotland. John has worked as a Housing Officer and Community Worker and gained a postgraduate diploma in housing. He joined the Big Issue in Scotland where he set up and ran housing resettlement services in Edinburgh and Glasgow. John went on to manage the Big Issue in Scotland’s charity, developing and delivering a range of support services for people affected by homelessness. John was one of Move On’s founder Board members, who established the company in 1997. Since then, he has led Move On through twenty years of growth and development. Move On works to unlock the potential of vulnerable young people and those affected by homelessness in order to improve their lives.
Angela has been the Group General Counsel at Close Brothers, a FTSE 250 financial services firm since August 2019. She is a skilled executive in Finance, Corporate Governance, Risk and Regulation. Having gained her Law degree at St Peter’s College, Oxford, Angela has spent 17 years in top law firms and banking institutions and has been honoured with the Freedom of the City of London 2018 and was included in The Lawyer’s Hot 100 list in 2020 which recognises the most daring, innovative and creative lawyers in the UK.
Andrew is a partner at Fieldfisher LLP specialising in trade and regulatory matters. Prior to private practice, Andrew spent 15 years as a Government lawyer and diplomat, including as the Head of International and EU law at the Attorney General’s Office and as the Prime Minister’s General Counsel (2014-2016). He has a proven track record in leading large and diverse teams through senior management and Board level experience and through delivering complex commercial and politically sensitive projects. He joined the FareShare Board in March 2019.
Adam is a Commercial leader with varied international experience across high growth technology-led businesses. He has a track record of setting up and accelerating eCommerce businesses through strategic then executional delivery. His leadership style focuses on results through team and people development. Adam’s background in consumer and food brands is combined with a personal interest in social enterprise and sustainability.
Juergen joins FareShare as a highly experienced international business manager and investor and is currently a Senior Managing Director at Blackstone Group, the leading global alternative asset manager. Juergen sits on the boards of several companies including: the Board of Directors and Chair of the Audit Committee at BME in the Netherlands, a leading distribution and logistics company; the Chair of the Board of Directors at Averys in Belgium, a leading warehouse solutions business; and the Board of Directors at Schenck Process in Germany, a leading global food process equipment manufacturer.
He holds a Masters degree in Economics and Business and has studied in Australia and Japan.
Christèle is a sustainable business director and change maker with 18 years’ experience shaping and scaling shared value initiatives to unlock brand and revenue growth across FMCG, Utilities, Automotive and Banking sectors. Her diverse skills in shifting behaviour through empathy and storytelling have led to spearheading cutting-edge ideas through cross-functional teams, and raising profile on the global stage. Her experience includes issues management of responsible sourcing, community engagement, carbon reduction, and waste management. Christèle is a multi-lingual professional with cross-cultural experience in 20+ local markets across Africa and well as being a talented TEDx speaker.
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.
Richard is a highly experienced Chair and Non-Executive Director in the charity and business sectors, with significant expertise as an advisor to boards. He brings considerable business skills to FareShare, including experience of driving improvement, connecting people to strategy and staff engagement.
Richard enjoyed a distinguished and long career at Ernst & Young, spanning more than 4 decades, where he was a Managing Partner for the Regions and Ireland, with overall responsibility for a £450m budget and 4,000 employees across 28 sites. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
As well as becoming a FareShare Trustee and joining our Finance Sub Committee, Richard currently chairs the Audit and Risk Committees of two companies and chairs the Willow Foundation, set up in memory of Anna Wilson, the daughter of former Arsenal footballer Bob Wilson, and which provides special days for seriously ill people. Richard also chairs the Finance Sub Committee.
Alicia brings a highly impressive track record of board level and leadership experience from across the banking and financial service sectors. She is credited with growing and transforming several global businesses.
Between 2016 and 2020, Alicia was CEO and Head of Wells Fargo Securities Europe for the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), as well as Acting Chair of Wells Fargo Securities International in 2019. She has also been a partner at Olympo Capital and previously spent 9 years at Barclays Capital in several roles including Global Head of Structuring, Global Head of Insurance Solutions and Strategic Equity Derivatives in the Investment Banking Division. She started her career at Deutsche Bank in Frankfurt.
Alicia has a PhD in Quantitative Methods and Financial Markets, is a visiting Professor at the Institute of Finance and Technology and fluent in 3 languages. In 2016 she was highlighted by the Cranfield Female FTSE Board Report as one of the 100 Women to Watch.
Simone’s involvement with FareShare Midlands began in 2006, when she answered a call for help to support refugees coming to the UK.
She became Midlands Director in 2017. Under Simone’s leadership, FareShare Midlands has grown significantly. Today, it employs 60 staff and supports more than 70,000 people across the region, via a network of 500 charities and community groups.
Simon is as passionate about tackling food waste and hunger as she was when she first volunteered for FareShare more than 15 years ago. She is delighted to be able to contribute to the charity’s governance as a trustee.
Before joining FareShare, Simone worked in events and regional sales for a packaging company and managed a hotel and leisure complex in Leicestershire.