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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.