We continue a full national operation to get food to vulnerable people during the Covid-19 crisis.

Leadership Team

Lindsay Boswell


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.

Joanna Dyson

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.

Rachel McGoff

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.

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.

Philippa Ward

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.