The staﬀ and fellow Trustees of FareShare are extremely sad to announce the recent passing of Damien Harte who had been a Trustee of our charity since February 2019. After joining the FareShare Board, Damien worked hard to quickly understand the inner workings of our organisation and of our people. He was a member of the Finance Sub-Committee.
We considered ourselves extremely fortunate to have Damien’s support and guidance as a Trustee and we beneﬁted enormously from his considerable experience and knowledge, particularly in the areas of Finance and Logistics.
Across our 21 Regional Centres, our brilliant and adaptable volunteers carry out a range of vital activities. From delivering, allocating and sorting food to spreading FareShare’s mission by fundraising, doing talks and sharing on social media.
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 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.
Director of Finance, HR & Resources
Richard is the finance director for FareShare with a lot of previous experience, particularly in the arts (Royal Philharmonic Orchestra for seven years and Hackney Empire for three). He has also been the interim FD at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home so he is familiar with frontline charities.
Before that, Richard spent 20 years with PriceWaterhouseCoopers. He is a chartered accountant (ICAEW) and he has an MA in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University.
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.
Head of Food
Jo is Head of Food, she and her team work across the whole food supply chain from farmers and producers through to distributors, retailers and food service companies to source the food we supply to the thousands of charities supported by FareShare. Jo started her career in buying with Sainsbury’s and has worked for a number of food retailers, most recently M&S, in buying, supply chain and logistics. She has also worked as a consultant to industry and to Government.
Jo is also Chair of Trustees for HENRY a charity working to give families a healthy start in life.
Head of Finance
Rachel is the Head of Finance, she is a Chartered Accountant (ICAEW), prior to joining Fareshare she worked at KPMG for over five years as an auditor, mainly of FTSE listed companies. She is the Treasurer of the Chagos Conservation Trust and also has voluntary experience working in the finance team of an NGO in Cambodia.
Rachel has an undergraduate degree in history and masters in Byzantine history from Oxford University.
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.
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.
Head of Organisational Development
Philippa is Head of Organisational Development, working towards excellence in People/HR, Culture, Business Planning, Data, Tech and Impact across the charity. Philippa has led internal and external change in environmental charities for the past decade, with a focus on practical behaviour change. She is a qualified and practising executive coach (CPCC), and was a journalist and editor in her first career.
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.
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. He chairs FareShare’s Finance Committee.
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 is an agile lawyer, adviser and leader in a fast paced, customer-focused and regulated Fintech. 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 as well as having made the Innovation Finance Women’s Powerlist in both 2016 and 2017.
Andrew is an experienced lawyer and British diplomat with advanced analytical, communication and leadership skills. He has extensive experience of Government legal advisory work advice, including as the Prime Minister’s General Counsel (until 2016) and a wide range of commercial regulatory advice. With a proven track record in leading large and diverse teams through senior management and Board level experience and through delivering complex and politically sensitive projects, Andrew is adept at working with a wide range of civil society, government, business and legal stakeholders with a wide network across the public and commercial sector.
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.
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.