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Chief Executive Officer
Sarah was one of the founding directors, playing a lead role in establishing FareShare in South Wales and has headed up FareShare Cymru since 2012. Working with the Board of Trustees, Sarah has the overall responsibility for the leadership, management and strategic direction of the charity. She is excited about the growth plans for the charity over the coming months and years to ensure that FareShare Cymru plays a major part in tackling food waste and food insecurity issues.
Gerry heads a team which manages the day-to-day operation of the depot including food safety, health and safety, intake, storage and delivery of food and providing a framework in which our volunteers can learn new skills and work efficiently as a team.
Katie joined in 2019 and heads up the development team. Her role focuses on the growth of the organisation to ensure we can support even more frontline charities and community groups with good quality surplus and that we can support food businesses with solutions for their surplus.
Darren used to volunteer with us as a driver but now works full time as Assistant Operations Manager. His role involves recording and preparing the food we receive from food manufacturers and supermarket distribution centres for local organisations and communities throughout Wales.
Shane used to volunteer with us but now works as Assistant Operations Manager. His role involves recording and preparing the food we receive from food manufacturers and supermarket distribution centres for local organisations and communities throughout Wales.
Tom looks after our Community Food Members in South East and South Central Wales. If you are interested in starting a food program, or think you could use surplus food to build connections and support your community, send Tom a message or give him a call. He’s also your go to for any membership feedback, queries and updates. You can contact him on: firstname.lastname@example.org, or 07970 994 741.
Heather helps to look after our charity members in West Wales. Heather is also working on improving the environmental management of the depot. If you’d like more information about become a charity member or are thinking about setting up a food project, get in touch!
Simon is responsible for creating partnerships within the Welsh food industry to build new surplus food channels. Simon works with food businesses to create a simple surplus food redistribution process, to ensure that no edible food goes to waste, and most importantly is diverted to Wales’ most vulnerable people.
Stephen is the Community Coordinator for the FareShare Go project covering South Wales and Gloucestershire. This project connects organisations to local supermarkets to collect their unsold good to eat surplus food at the end of the day for free.
Community Coordinator for Merseyside and North Wales
Claire is the Community Coordinator for Merseyside and North Wales. This entails signing up Community Food Members, looking after their needs and, Covid permitting, carrying out twice annually visits to sites to seek opportunities to increase their capacity to take more food. She is responsible for undertaking annual food safety checks within the agreed timeframe.
Sarah looks after the organisation’s financial data and compliance. She’s responsible for maintaining accurate books and records and regular accounting tasks including daily financial records and monthly financial reporting.
Simon was with the Wales Co-operative Centre for 18 years (7 as CEO) and is a Board member of the WCVA. Currently employed in the public sector with the Competition and Markets Authority. Joined Board of Fareshare Cymru in 2016 and became Chair in 2020.
John joined Fareshare Cymru in 2021 following a stroke aged 42. John is a medically retired professor of climate change, a disability & environmental campaigner-educator and Deputy Chair of Disability Labour(UK). He coordinates a Blaenavon disability group that operates a local Co-op surplus foodshare/ to community-pantry scheme projects. His passions are social equity, sustainability climate geo-environmental science and disability awareness.
Stephen is a Director of an established Software Company and believes that technology and equality go hand in hand. He shares the same values as FareShare and was proud to have joined the Board in 2021.
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