The Team

Trustees

Stephen Catling

Chair

Stephen Catling joined the Board of Trustees in 2017 and became Chair in 2018. He was initially involved with FoodCycle through providing a pro-bono mentoring programme in 2015 at Head office.

Stephen is a true foodie. He studied Food Science and Chemistry at University and has subsequently been nearly 30 years in the food and food ingredients industry. He currently has his own company providing advisory, non-executive and consulting services to the food, ingredients and speciality chemical industry. Stephen has had a special focus on the nutrition and wellness area over the last year.

Up until 2014, Stephen was Chief Executive of the speciality ingredients Division of Associated British Foods PLC, a FTSE 50 UK company . He held this role for over a decade. Prior to that he was Managing Director and Divisional President at Danisco A/S (now DuPont), a world leader in food ingredients.

“I passionately believe in the positive social impact that FoodCycle provides in local communities. I hope to bring all my food and business experience to the organisation to help FoodCycle continue to develop and grow in the coming years.”

Deniz Harut

Deniz joined FoodCycle’s Board of Trustees in January 2018. She is an Executive Director, responsible for providing a full range of financial services (capital markets, advisory, and treasury management, sales and trading) to public sector clients, charitable organisations and microfinance lenders in Europe. Ms Harut joined Standard Chartered in 2005 and has over 13 years’ experience across diverse geographies and sectors. Deniz also has an avid interest in sustainable agriculture and plant-based eating. As a social entrepreneur, she launched VeggieOption.com – a restaurant review website with a sustainability mission.

Gabi Field

Gabi Field joined the board in November 2018 and is an expert in Community and Events Fundraising. She has been in the fundraising sector for 6 years, working at her local hospice, Stroke Association and currently at Refuge. Gabi has had huge success in growing fundraising programmes as well as developing processes to engage with her charities audience. With a BSc in Nutrition, Gabi has a real passion for food, sustainable living and nutritional choices.

Lindsay Levkoff Lynn

Lindsay Levkoff Lynn joined the Board in November 2018 after regularly volunteering with the Wednesday FoodCycle team in Peckham as both a cook and host (which she continues to do).

Lindsay began her career at Bain & Company as a management consultant before working in the charity sector as a funder, fundraiser and Chief Executive. Most recently, Lindsay was the Chief Executive of Youth United Foundation; a charity formed by HRH the Prince of Wales to create and support new uniformed youth groups in the most disadvantaged communities around the UK.

Mark Game

Mark joined FoodCycle as a Trustee in September 2017. For the past 15 years, Mark has worked within the food redistribution sector of the UK’s food industry. Mark is also one of the founders of Community Shop, the UK’s first social supermarket, where he was instrumental in creating a model that balanced the commercial needs of the retail sector with the social needs of Community Shop’s members. Beyond this, Mark has worked for the past 10 years on industry work groups with DEFRA and WRAP and has actively collaborated with industry and Government to seek out best practice for reducing and redistributing food surpluses. In 2016, Mark Founded The Bread and Butter Thing, a new charity focussing on making life more affordable for people in low income households. It introduces a new, low cost model to stop food becoming waste. The Bread and Butter Thing does not have warehouses, nor does it need them, as food given out the same day it is received.

Pippa Garland

Pippa Garland joined the Board of Trustees in January 2017. Pippa is an associate in the Charity and Social Enterprise department of the law firm, Bates Wells Braithwaite, where she advises charities and other not for profit organisations on legal and commercial issues, including governance, fundraising and regulatory compliance. Pippa regularly provides training to trustees and charity employees on legal topics, including fundraising and general charity law, and is a contributing author to a recently published legal textbook, “The Charities Acts Handbook”.

“Food poverty and food waste should not exist side by side. FoodCycle’s simple but effective model works to end this, bringing people together around a delicious and nutritious meal.”

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