Our Board
Gavin Darby

Gavin Darby

Chair of Trustees

Gavin is an experienced business leader most recently as President of the Uk Food Industry ( FDF ) and CEO Premier Foods Plc. He has worked with large FMCG and Telecom businesses and has operated across Europe, US, Africa, India and China.

He began his career with Spillers Foods in sales and marketing before joining SC Johnson and then spent 15 years at Coca-Cola where he grew to become President for North West, and then Central and Eastern Europe.

Gavin went on to lead Vodafone UK before taking up international leadership positions across APAC and EMEA. In 2012, as Chief Executive, he turned around Cable & Wireless Worldwide Plc before negotiating its sale to Vodafone Group Plc.

Gavin serves on the Food and Drink Sector Council and has held numerous Non-Executive Board positions across food, telecoms, and testing sectors.

Justin Byam Shaw

Justin Byam Shaw

Founder and Deputy Chair


Justin is Chair 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.”

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.

Michael Millership

Michael Millership

Trustee


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.

Jane Byam Shaw

Jane Byam Shaw

Trustee

Jane Byam Shaw’s son, Felix, who died suddenly in 2014, is the inspiration behind The Felix Project. Appointed a Trustee in 2017, Jane is involved in fund-raising and developing corporate partnerships for the charity.

She has an MBA from London Business School and a degree in Modern Languages from Trinity College, Oxford. Jane is a Trustee of The Felix Byam Shaw Foundation, a major funder of The Felix Project.

Jane was formerly UK Director of the Professional Boards Forum, a business set up in the UK in 2008 to connect FTSE chairmen with outstanding women candidates for non-executive director roles. Jane’s early career was in strategy consulting, branding, corporate identity and corporate communications. She was formerly Marketing Director of Wolff Olins, the international corporate identity and branding consultancy, and a governor of The Byam Shaw School of Art. She was a founder steering committee member of the 30% Club.

Sophie Ejsmond

Sophie Ejsmond

Volunteer Trustee

David Hudd

David Hudd

Trustee

Cath Thorpe

Cath Thorpe

Volunteer Trustee

Cath was appointed as one of our two Volunteer Trustees in October 2020. Cath remains an active volunteer and is also a non-executive director of Investec Wealth and Investment Ltd.


Before stepping down from full time work as lawyer Cath was a partner and head of the employment team at RPC. She studied law at Newcastle University and her LLM at Leicester. She spent some time in Hong Kong and was a resident partner there.