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.
Our central office in London comprises our Fundraising (Trusts, Corporates and Statutory), Food, Marketing and Communications, Finance, HR, Volunteering, Network Support departments and our Management team.
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 more than doubled. Lindsay has 25 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.
Director of Food and Network Development
Mark has been Director of Food, and now Director of Network Development, at FareShare since 2013, leading the team responsible for FareShare’s partnerships with food manufacturers, retailers, wholesalers and logistics companies in the UK food industry. Mark was previously Director of Sustainable Business at behaviour change agency Corporate Culture. Prior to that he spent the first eight years of his career in a variety of commercial roles at Procter & Gamble.
Alyson is Commercial Director at FareShare, with responsibility for Fundraising, Marketing Communications and Volunteering. 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 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.
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, most recently 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 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 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 is the Executive Director of East Manchester Environment and 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 year’s 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 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 and Health Service Ombudsman. He joined FareShare in September 2013.
William is a lawyer and 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 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.
Helen is Group Technical Director for Greencore PLC which is a leading supplier of frozen, chilled and ambient food to the retail sector. 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.
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 since 2016.
Steven Jackson OBE
Steven is the founder of Recycling Lives, the charity partner operating FareShare Lancashire and Cumbria. He has developed his family company into a unique and award winning social business. He was awarded an OBE for services to employment and the community.
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.