Tristram Stuart, Founder
Tristram is the winner of the international environmental award, The Sophie Prize 2011, for his fight against food waste. Following the critical success of Tristram’s first book, The Bloodless Revolution (2006), ‘a genuinely revelatory contribution to the history of human ideas’, Tristram has become a renowned campaigner, working in several countries to help improve the environmental and social impact of food production. His latest international prize-winning book, Waste: Uncovering the Global Food Scandal (Penguin, 2009), revealed that Western countries waste up to half of their food, and that tackling this problem is one of the simplest ways of reducing pressure on the environment and on global food supplies. Tristram set up Feeding the 5000, the flagship event of a global food waste campaign where 5000 members of the public are given a free lunch using only ingredients that otherwise would have been wasted. Held twice in Trafalgar Square (2009 and 2011), Tristram continues to work with a range of NGOs, governments, and private enterprises internationally to tackle the global food waste scandal. He is also the Observer Food Monthly Award Winner 2011 and the International Association of Culinary Professionals Cookbook Awards Literary Food Writing Prize winner 2010. For more information on Tristram, go to his website.
Bryan Allen, Operations Director
Bryan joined Feedback in September 2016 as Operations Director, looking after IT, HR, the CRM and all our other acronyms. He is a linguist by training, with a degree from Cambridge University and an MA from SOAS. He spent 20 years in China, mostly in research and advocacy for minority language rights. This included ten years living in remote villages where he witnessed sustainable farming techniques right outside his front door. After serving as director of an NGO for three years, he enjoyed a brief but unsuccessful career selling Italian food products to Chinese restaurants. Upon returning to the UK, he worked for a UK charity in communications and fundraising, before finally joining the Feedback team. In his free time he loves to walk in nature or travel to new places.
Dominika Jarosz, Feeding the 5000 Global Campaigns Manager
Dominika joined the Feedback team in April 2013 and is responsible for managing the Feeding the 5000 international campaigns and events. Previously Dominika was the head of campaigns and outreach for Pig Business, a film and campaign against factory farming, where she organised events in the UK and EU Parliaments. She was also responsible for researching and producing films and working on collaborative campaigns with partner organisations including the Soil Association. Dominika has been involved in setting up several other projects including Plan Zheroes and the Slow Food Youth Network. Dominika has a BA in Geography from University College London.
Charlie Keep, Director of Fundraising
Charlie joined feedback in May 2016. Charlie has worked in the charity sector since 1999, before Feedback he worked in senior roles at ActionAid and Freedom from Torture. Charlie studied philosophy and international relations at the University of Sussex and has also completed an MA in history of art at Birkbeck College. He is responsible for overseeing the organisation’s fundraising strategy by communicating with funders and developing new income streams. Outside work Charlie enjoys gardening, cycling, snowboarding, swimming, fly fishing and yoga.
Jessica Sinclair Taylor, Head of Communications
Jess came to Feedback with an eclectic history of campaigning on and communicating a variety of different issues, including child poverty, ethical banking, women’s rights, climate change and development, working for the Fawcett Society, Move Your Money UK, the Overseas Development Institute and the Child Poverty Action Group. Jess did her BA in History and English at the University of York and spent some time in India, Paris and Boston before returning to her native London. As Head of Communications she’s in charge of getting Feedback’s message across the right people, at the right times, in the right ways. Working closely with Christina, she plans how Feedback can spread the word on the glory of wonky veg, waste-fighting recipes and our hard-hitting campaigns. She aspires to come up with as many food puns as Martin and is often to be found urging her colleagues to make stronger coffee.
Carolyn Purves, Finance Director
Carolyn joined Feedback as Finance Director in August 2016. She has a BSc in Business Economics and Accounting. She qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PwC in London, before moving into the international banking sector where she spent a number of years in senior finance roles with Den norske Bank Plc and the HSBC group. After the birth of her children she moved into the UK charity sector where she has undertaken a variety of roles including two years as a Director of Jackson’s Lane multi-arts venue in Highgate and eight years as a Childline counsellor. Together with her team she is responsible for all things financial. As a true economist she dislikes inefficiency and waste and believes we should pass on a world to future generations that is as undamaged as possible. In her free time she loves being with her family and friends and walking her two beloved springer spaniels on Hampstead Heath. In the winter she gets extremely grumpy without at least a few days on a snowy slope somewhere.
Dan Woolley, Gleaning Network Manager
As Gleaning Manager, Dan is responsible for the consolidation, expansion and operational well-being of the Gleaning Network in the UK and EU. After many years working in the private sector, Dan decided to bring his knowledge of operations and partnerships to the charitable sector. He now plans to save the world, one apple at a time. Dan also volunteers for, works with, and helps to steer Made In Hackney, an environmentally-minded charity that teaches vital food and cooking skills. Having left behind the beautiful Lake District to see if the streets of London really were paved with gold, Dan jumps at any excuse to go gleaning in the countryside.
Daisy Blackhurst, Fundraising Coordinator
Daisy joined the Feedback team in September 2015. As Fundraising Coordinator, she is responsible for ensuring Feedback’s achievements and ambitions are communicated to donors and securing new sources of income. She has worked in food sustainability for the government’s Global Food Security programme and for the food industry, before realising the solution-focused charity sector was where she belonged. The range of environmental organisations Daisy has worked for include a conservation charity, Spanish science museum, The Royal Geographical Society, and she even spent a summer picking litter at ZSL London Zoo. She studied BA (Hons) Geography at The University of Manchester and has a masters in Conservation Science from Imperial College London. Outside Feedback, she can be found looking after pets, training as a massage therapist and searching for fresh air on her bicycle.
Martin Bowman, UK Gleaning Coordinator
Martin has been the UK Gleaning Coordinator for Feedback’s Gleaning Network since 2012, coordinating a national network of volunteers to harvest fruit and vegetables that otherwise would have been wasted on UK farms, to redistribute them to charities like FareShare and FoodCycle. In 2016, he gave a TEDx talk on gleaning. He is also a food waste campaigner for This Is Rubbish on their EU food waste campaign, and previously worked on their Stop the Rot campaign. He founded a chapter of Food Not Bombs in South East London after finding a copy of Tristram Stuart’s ‘Waste’ about to be thrown away as damaged stock in a bookshop. He studied an MSc in Globalisation and Development at the School of Oriental and African Studies, writing his dissertation on food waste in India. He enjoys dressing up in wonky vegetable costumes and inventing bad food puns.
Edd Colbert, Campaign & Research Manager
Edd leads on Feedback’s research and investigations into international supply chain food waste. Edd first joined the team as coordinator for The Pig Idea campaign during its initial phase in 2013. During this time Edd worked with Stepney City Farm to rear eight rare breed pigs on food waste as well as organising the successful Pig Idea Feast held in Trafalgar Square. The current focus of his work is on food waste in African and Latin America horticultural export industries. Edd has a BA in International Development and International Relations from the University of Leeds. Whilst studying in Leeds he was a director at The Real Junk Food Project as well as running the Race Against Waste. Edd is an avid bin-diver, forager and climber.
Karen Luyckx, Campaign and Project Manager – The Pig Idea / EU Programs
Karen looks after the Pig Idea campaign which promotes the safe, cost-effective and eco-friendly practice of feeding surplus food to pigs and chickens, and advocates for legislative change to encourage this practice on a commercial scale. She also coordinates Feedback’s participation in the European Union funded REFRESH programme which aims to tackle food waste from farm to fork with 26 partners across 12 countries. Karen lived and worked for six years in Bolivia where she witnessed the destruction caused by industrial farming to supply soy to the global meat industry. With CAFOD, she has supported social movements in Latin America to speak out on climate change, human rights, and water pollution caused by large scale mining. Karen’s PhD in Geography and Development Studies with Leeds University looked at indigenous land rights in Bolivia. She practices Buddhist meditation, attempts some veggie gardening, and loves swimming, knitting and sailing.
Pascale Robinson, Events Coordinator
Pascale joined the Feedback team in 2015 and coordinates Feedback’s events including Feeding the 5000’s and community Disco Soup’s in collaboration with international organisations across the world. For Pascale, the best part of the job is seeing how the events engage everyone on the issue in such a celebratory way. Pascale, whilst studying at the University of Edinburgh, was part of the founding group of FoodSharers Edinburgh, a co-operative group aimed at redistributing and reducing local businesses’ food waste – now a city-wide network. She previously spent time at FareShare National where she was responsible for the Food Collection Campaign. She was also the workshop and food coordinator for ACT!, a festival for social change aimed at giving young activists skills. In her spare time she enjoys roaming Scottish hills and laughing at videos of Dan.
Claire Woodhill, Operations Coordinator
Claire provides integral support to the Operations Director and the whole staff body; assisting in all acronymous activities, ensuring the internal workings of Feedback are shipshape and that Feedback operates in the greenest way possible as an organisation. Claire has a background in the arts, as both an artist and working in arts administration and fundraising but left the sector to respond to the environmental imperative. In her spare times, Claire is learning BSL and enjoys walking, documenting durational live art and making homemade cards and cakes for Feedback staff birthdays!
Christina O’Sullivan, Communications Coordinator
Christina joined Feedback in 2016. She takes care of social media, Feedback’s website and producing creative comms to keep our wonderful supporters in the Feedback loop. Christina has a BSc in Applied Psychology, after graduating she interned at the Food and Brand lab at Cornell University quickly realising she was more interested in food than psychology. Since this epiphany she has completed an MSc in Food Policy at the Centre for Food Policy, City University. She worked on the BBC Food website for two years creating online content and generally eating lots of cake. In her spare time she likes cooking, eating and occasionally writing poetry about food because she truly believes variety is the spice of life.
Krysia Woroniecka, Finance Coordinator
Krysia looks after Feedback’s bookkeeping and reports on Feedback’s project grants. She joined Feedback’s Finance team in 2016 after leaving the commercial waste and energy sectors. Krysia has a BSc in Environmental Policy with Economics and prior to this she studied Fine Art Printmaking. When she isn’t making sure things add up she can be found going on at people about their posture and giving sports massage. In her free time she likes walking up hills and painting anatomy-inspired pictures.
Jodie Daniel, Fundraising Coordinator (Major Appeals)
Jodie joined Feedback in January 2017 as Fundraising Coordinator (Major Appeals). After graduating with a Geography degree from the University of Leeds, an internship at the conservation charity Elephant Family in 2010 was Jodie’s first step into the charity world. Since then she has worked for QEST, WWF and Greenpeace. At Feedback she is responsible for managing special events for individual donors in order to generate funds needed to take the organisation to a new level, and continue its battle against global food waste! Outside of work Jodie loves spending time with friends and family, travelling to hot places and pursuing her dream of saving the world!
James Turner, London Gleaning Coordinator
James joined Feedback in March 2015 as the London Gleaning Coordinator. He is often sighted running gleaning days up and down the country, and his community Disco Soup escapades have taken place in locations as varied as museums, castles and skips. After originally studying music, it was working in the hospitality industry and community gardens in north east London that James became aware of the sheer scale of both social isolation and food waste. His favourite food waste moments include getting a tonne of gleaned sweetcorn to Calais to feed refugees living there, hosting a sauerkraut workshop accompanied by surplus coffee espresso martinis, feeding demonstrators with gleaned produce from 3 countries at the Arc De Triomphe during the COP21 climate summit, and cohabiting with 200 kilos of onions in a converted van.
Stewart is a strategy consultant for charitable organisations, having spent his career in both farming and in senior roles in fundraising and communications in development & environmental NGOs. He was previously Trustee of the Soil Association and is currently a Trustee of Friends of the Earth and Chair of Think Global. Before becoming a consultant Stewart was Director of Waste Watch.
Kath is Coordinator at Sustain: the alliance for better food and farming and a passionate campaigner for sustainable food policy, particularly for sustainable fish, fair trade, local & sustainably grown food, reducing food waste and urban food strategies. She sits on other boards including Food Matters, London Food Board, Sustainable Food Cities and Growing Communities, and contributes to several food standards committees.
Ann is the Finance Director and Company Secretary for the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Governor of a Primary School. She qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PWC, has held senior financial roles in Thomson Reuters and Plan International and led risk management, facilities and human resources functions. She introduced environmental impact reporting and an environmental strategy into Plan International, spanning 70 countries and 350 locations.
Kate is a Chartered Accountant and entrepreneur who comes from a large farming family. She has over 20 years experience in international financial roles and now focuses on startups. Having been based in Italy, France, USA, Australia, Singapore and the Caribbean she has a first hand appreciation of the varying cultural approaches to sustainability, food and the food system. Her MBA thesis was on sustainable tourism.
Ben is Director of Special Projects at Greenpeace. He has previously been Head of Media and Communications Director at the environmental organisation. He led the global communications campaign to free the Arctic 30 – activists who were jailed by President Putin after protesting at a Russian Arctic oil platform. He also led the Greenpeace communications team at the recent Paris climate conference.
Glen is Feedback’s Chair. Glen is a charity director and consultant with over 20 years’ experience in advocacy, campaigning, policy and communications for UK charities and international aid, development, humanitarian and environmental NGOs such as Action Against Hunger, VSO, World Development Movement and Bond, the UK national platform of NGOs. Glen has led many advocacy and campaigning initiatives by NGOs in the UK, EU and internationally, including being a co-founder of the Make Poverty History campaign, as well as being on many governing bodies of international alliances and confederations.
Laura is a freelance graphic designer based in Paris, and works primarily with campaigning organisations, including Oxfam and Friends of the Earth. Prior to retraining Laura was Climate and Energy Campaigner at Greenpeace for 7 years, including a year at Greenpeace Argentina.
A former leader in McKinsey’s sustainability and consumer practices, Marc founded Winnow to help the hospitality sector cut food waste using technology. Since launch two years ago Winnow has been deployed in over 200 kitchens and has saved its customers over £2m by reducing food waste. Before Winnow, Marc co-authored the Global Institute report “Resource Revolution: Meeting the World’s Energy, Materials, Food, and Water Needs.’ whilst working as a consultant at McKinsey.
Feedback is privileged to be supported by an international network of experts, with a significant and diverse range of skills and experiences.
Romina is a lawyer and President of the Centre for Human Rights and Environment in Argentina – an organisation that supports indigenous tribes and the environment using human rights law. She was Secretary for the Environment and Sustainable Development in Argentina for 2 years under two consecutive presidencies and her environmental campaigning has been recognised with numerous awards, including the Sophie Prize 2006 and the Climate Protection Award 2008.
Theresa started life as an accountant, specialising in enterprise and deregulation, and was Deputy Chair of the Government’s Better Regulation Commission (BRC) having worked for twenty years in the deregulation and better regulation arena. Teresa was awarded a CBE in the 2007 New Years Honours list for public service and an OBE in the 1997 New Years Honours List for services to Better Regulation and the small firms sector. Teresa’s other passions include her work with The Sustainability Institute which works within the Lynedoch Eco Village in South Africa. She is also the volunteer part-time MD of the Lexi cinema in Kensal Rise, London.