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Jonathan Williams, FareShare Yorkshire

February 1, 2024

Jonathan is Head of Development at Yorkshire’s largest food redistribution organisation, FareShare Yorkshire.  His work is focused on removing time-critical logistical barriers to food redistribution and maximising the impact of food among hundreds of Yorkshire’s frontline charities.  Elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in 2017, he convened stakeholders from across the food […]

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Vincent Walsh, Circular and Regenerative Infrastructures

January 29, 2024

Dr Vincent Walsh is a leading circular and regenerative food and agriculture expert in the UK. He is a consultant to some of the UK’s biggest food and beverage organisations, supporting them on projects and product development aligned to net zero targets. Current clients include global food service business Compass Group (and its subsidiaries Levy […]

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Rob Oxley

November 9, 2023

Rob is a Research Trainee in the Department of Health Sciences at the University of York. Having recently completed an MSc in Health and Social Care, Rob has a strong interest in reducing health inequalities and improving health outcomes. He currently works on the auto-enrolment of free school meals project as part of FixOurFood, and […]

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Bob Doherty – Academic Advisor

October 25, 2023

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Bob is one of the Directors of FixOurFood, Professor of Marketing and Dean of the School for Business and Society at the University of York. Bob specialises in research on hybrid organisations and the management aspects of fair trade organisations and social enterprises. He is currently a trustee on the board of the Fairtrade Foundation and […]

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Jan Thornton MBE – Vice Chair

October 24, 2023

Jan has been a community activist in the West Yorkshire village where she lives for over thirty years. She has been involved in the Voluntary Sector since first becoming a trustee of the rural community council for Yorkshire in its various iterations (now Community First Yorkshire) since 2005, of which she is currently Vice Chair. […]

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David A Kerfoot CBE DL – Chair

October 24, 2023

David founded The Kerfoot Group jointly with his wife Elizabeth in 1980 using £300 capital which grew to sales of over £80 million on a global basis exporting to over 50 countries. The company process, pack and distribute vegetable oils on three sites in the Port of Goole with a subsidiary in Poland and a […]

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Louise Padgett

October 11, 2023

Louise is a Research Associate working on the Autoenrolment of free school meals project as well as providing support to the wider FixOurFood school food workstream. Her research interests include the evaluation of public health interventions using qualitative and evidence synthesis research methods. Louise has a BSc in Public Health Nutrition, a Master of Research […]

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Georgia Irving

September 12, 2023

Georgia is a Research Assistant for the Fix our Food in Schools team at the University of York. She has previously worked in community focused roles for a large portion of her career, working closely with volunteers and community groups. Georgia became interested in fixing the food system after volunteering at a local community kitchen […]

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