Justin Byam Shaw Justin Byam Shaw

Founder and Deputy Chairman 

Justin is Chairman of ESI Media, owners of the London Evening Standard, Independent and London Live brands. 

Justin was awarded The Beacon Awards Judges' Special Award in 2017. Fabian French, CEO of UK Community Foundations that runs the Beacon Awards, said: “Justin is a deserving winner of the Beacon Judges’ Special Award. He has shone a light on the issue of food waste in order to address food poverty and has deployed his wealth and his business talent to approach both issues in a focused and effective way. That he has done all this whilst coping with the tragic loss of his son Felix makes his achievement all the more remarkable.”

Vanni Treves, CBE Vanni Treves, CBE

Chairman of Trustees

Vanni is the Non-Executive Chairman, United Kingdom, of Korn Ferry Whitehead Mann. 

As a senior partner at Macfarlanes, a major city law firm, he specialised in corporate law and international transactions. Vanni has been the Chairman of three FTSE companies, a Non-Executive Director of three others and Chairman of Channel 4 and London Business School. For many years, Vanni was Chairman of the Development Committee of the National Portrait Gallery and chaired the Justice for Children and Stop Organised Abuse appeals of the NSPCC.

Francesco Vanni d’Archirafi Francesco Vanni d’Archirafi

Trustee and CEO, Citi Holdings

Francesco is the Chief Executive Officer of Citi Holdings, where his career began with them in 1983. 

He serves on the Boards of the Citi Foundation, CitiFinancial Credit Company, Associates First Capital Corporation, PEFCO (Private Export Funding Corporation), Mapfre International S.A. and Business in the Community (BiTC), where he is the Vice Chair of BiTC's International Leadership Team. He is the Chairman of Junior Achievement Worldwide, a member of its Board of Governors, and a Board member of Junior Achievement-Young Enterprise Europe.

David Cairns, MBE David Cairns, MBE

Founder and Trustee

David was awarded an MBE for services to communities having been a founder of The Oxford Food Bank, which was the original model for The Felix Project. 

He was formerly a mechanical engineer who worked around the world in the oil industry and then as an executive and director in the UK manned security industry.

Michael Millership Michael Millership


Michael worked in the mining and minerals industry after studying for a degree at SOAS.  At the Felix Project he is responsible for attracting suppliers and corporate partners. 

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