Our team

Carina Millstone

Executive Director

Carina’s career began in the business world working as a sustainability consultant for Environmental Resources Management, but realised our planetary ecological crisis would not be solved in the corporate boardrooms in which it was created. She has since worked with several  system change campaigning and movement building organisations, including Changing Markets in the UK and the New Economy Coalition in the US. A committed permaculturalist, she founded The Orchard Project, a charity working with community groups in cities across the UK to plant and nurture community orchards in public urban spaces. Carina has also been a Visiting Research Fellow of the Global Development and Environment Institute of Tufts University and is a Research Fellow of the Schumacher Institute. Her book, Frugal Value: Designing Business for a Crowded Planet (Routledge, 2017), provides a blueprint for organisations in an ecologically viable system of production and consumption.

Spokesperson on: Food corporations; Alternative food economies; Food systems

Carolyn Purves

Director of Finance

Carolyn qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PwC, before moving into the international banking sector with Den norske Bank Plc and the HSBC group.  She has extensive experience in the UK charity sector undertaking 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.

Lucy Antal

Project Coordinator for North West Food

Lucy has extensive research skills and is a research associate at the University of Liverpool, and a member of the International Commission on the Anthropology of Food and Nutrition. Lucy is engaged in several research projects with the N8 AgriFood group. She is an active participant in the Sustainable Food Cities Network, Co-founder of the Knowledge Quarter Sustainability Network and supported the creation of the AgroEcoCities European Network. Lucy held the post of Sustainable Food City Liverpool Coordinator for the Liverpool Food People project. She spent 10 years working in food and hospitality within London, running bars in Soho, managing a cookery school and being a PA to a chef; before working for 13 years as Operations Manager & Project Developer for environmental charity the National Wildflower Centre. Lucy joined Liverpool Food People in 2014 and co-founded The Food Domain a network that seeks to provide better access to fresh food for everyone and supports the Alexandra Rose Voucher project in Liverpool.

Spokesperson on: Regional food economies; Food access

 

Martin Bowman

Pig Idea Policy Officer & Stakeholder Coordinator

Martin’s work on The Pig Idea campaign involves conducting researching, liaising with key stakeholders, producing reports and communicating the campaign. Martin was previously the Coordinator for Feedback’s Gleaning Network between 2011-2017, and in 2016 he gave a TEDx talk on gleaning. He is the EU Campaigns Manager for This Is Rubbish on their EU food waste campaign, and previously worked on their Stop the Rot campaign. Martin also founded a chapter of Food Not Bombs in South East London.

Spokesperson on: Farm level food waste, Food waste in supply chains, Measuring food waste

Karen Luyckx

Sustainable Animal Feed Specialist

Karen is an animal feed specialist and has in-depth knowledge on safely feeding food surplus to pigs and chickens. Karen 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.

Spokesperson on: Sustainable animal feed

Steven Montgomery

Head of Fundraising

Steven’s extensive experience includes senior roles at Global Witness, Liberty, Friends of the Earth, the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament and other campaign organisations. He was a former trustee of Borough Market and is completing a PhD in Philosophy (expected 2019).

Christina O'Sullivan

Communications & Policy Coordinator

Christina has an MSc in Food Policy from the Centre for Food Policy, City University. She has worked at the Cornell food and Brand Lab and the Global Centre for Food Systems Innovation at Michigan State University. She previously worked on the BBC food website which involved producing a variety of online content for the BBC news website.

Spokesperson on: Public engagement in food waste; Supermarket food waste; Misleading labelling 

Claudia Rawlinson

Head of Operations

Claudia’s career started at Friends of the Earth where she contributed to a number of campaign teams before joining the IT training and support team.  She went on to manage the IT helpdesk at the Amnesty International Secretariat. She joined Feedback after 5 years as Operations Manager at the Markfield Project.

Jessica Sinclair Taylor

Head of Communications & Policy

Jessica is a communications specialist and has extensive experience of campaigning and communicating on various 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. Jessica plans how Feedback can spread the word on the challenge our current food system poses to our environmental sustainability and climate, and our hard-hitting campaigns to tackle it.

Spokesperson on: Waste in supply chains; Supermarket food waste scorecard; Misleading labelling; Fish farming.

James Turner

Gleaning and Events Coordinator

James runs gleaning days across England, and his community Disco Soups have taken place in locations as varied as museums, castles and skips. James has extensive experience in event planning and community organising. James runs Feedback’s Urban Harvesting initiative.

Spokesperson on: Gleaning; Urban harvesting; Community feasts

Claire Woodhill

Youth Engagement Officer

Claire brings the unsustainable elements of the food system to life for young people and communities through workshops and work placements. Her background in theatre and arts has brought a dynamism to Feedback’s youth engagement. Through this work Feedback helps champion the movement from food consumer to food citizen, pioneering social and cultural change by galvanising young people and communities to take action

Spokesperson on: Food citizenship education; Young people and food

Dan Woolley

Head of Pilot Programmes

Dan leads several projects that explore and demonstrate the alternatives to our broken food system. After many years working in the private sector – including seven years in the food and drink industry, where he encountered the absurd logic of a system that creates so much waste – Dan decided to switch sides, putting his knowledge of operations and partnerships to use in the environment sector. Within and beyond current projects including North West Food and the Gleaning Network, Dan’s focus is on working with communities to build better, fairer and more sustainable futures.

Spokesperson on: Gleaning; Urban harvesting; Regional food economies

Krysia Woroniecka

Researcher and Finance Coordinator

Krysia researches Feedback’s policy work specialising in Brexit’s implications for the food system and sugar beet and soil depletion. She holds a BSc in Environmental Policy with Economics.

Spokesperson on: Sugar beet; Soil depletion; Anaerobic Digestion

Phil Holtam

Gleaning Coordinator - Sussex

Phil’s work running the Gleaning Network in Sussex involves liaising with farmers, volunteers and partner organisations to organise gleaning days. He has an MSc in Sustainability Science from Lund University in Sweden, attended Shift Bristol’s Practical Sustainability Course and trained as a Soil Association ‘Future Grower’ at Kensons Farm in Wiltshire. When he’s not working for Feedback he keeps his hands dirty growing and harvesting vegetables at Ashurst Organics near Lewes.

Heather Mack

Gleaning Coordinator - West of England

Heather runs the Gleaning network for the West of England and focuses on engagement with young people across Bristol. Heather is experienced in volunteer engagement and management and previously volunteered with Real Junk Food Project and managed a FoodCycle project. Passionate about the power of food to bring people together and engage in important issues, as part of this role Heather has organised a number of disco soups and school engagement events and written a ‘waste free cooking’ booklet.

Carrie Eeeles

Gleaning Coordinator - Kent

Carrie is Feedback’s longest standing Gleaning Coordinator, managing the Gleaning Network in Kent.

Josephine Payne

Gleaning Coordinator - North of England

Jo is Feedback’s Gleaning Coordinator for Manchester and the North West.

Advisors

NIKI CHARALAMPOPOULOU

Niki co-founded Feedback, after teaming up with Tristram to create the first Feeding the 5000 event in London’s Trafalgar Square in 2009, and subsequently founding and leading the organisation as Executive Director from 2009 to 2016. During this time Feedback grew from just a few members of staff to nearly 20, moving offices to accommodate our expanding ambitions and created the Gleaning Network, The Pig Idea campaign, as well as holding over 40 Feeding the 5000 events around the world, including a major expansion to the US. Niki is the winner of the Sheila McKechnie Foundation Environmental Justice Campaigner of the Year 2015. Niki has an extensive and varied background in the research and policy world having worked at Green Alliance, Forum for the Future and the Climate Group. Since leaving her role as Executive Director in 2016, she continues to support Feedback in an advisory and ambassadorial capacity.

TRISTRAM STUART

Tristram co-founded Feedback after his 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) and over 40 times in cities and towns around the world, 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. Tristram is the winner of the international environmental award, The Sophie Prize 2011, for his fight against food waste. For more information on Tristram, go to his website.

Trustees

ANN FIRTH

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 RODDE

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 STEWART

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 TARMAN

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 Care International, Action Against Hunger, VSO, 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 YATES

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.

MARC ZORNES

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.