The Felix Project has appointed Charlotte Hill OBE as its new chief executive officer, with effect from January 2022.
Hill joins the charity from Stand Up to Serve, where she held the position of chief executive officer from 2014 to 2020.
She also spent six years as an advisor to Harriet Harman QC MP at Whitehall, and had previously worked as a parliamentary advisor at the NSPCC before joining UK Youth as chief executive officer.
The appointment follows a six-fold growth for the organisation over the past year which has seen it develop from distributing 6.4 million meals per year in 2019 to 21 million meals in 2020.
The charity estimates that it will deliver an additional 34 million meals by the end of 2021.
“I am delighted to join The Felix Project as their new chief executive officer,” Hill said.
“Sustainability and food poverty are two of the great challenges of our times and The Felix Project is doing incredible things to address both key issues in London.
“I’m excited to bring my experience in the voluntary and youth sectors to Felix, helping to engage the next generation around the circular economy, reducing food waste and ending food poverty.
“I can’t wait to work alongside volunteers, colleagues, partners and organisations across the sectors to make a real difference.”
The Felix Project chair of trustees Gavin Darby added: “Charlotte brings such a breadth of experience in the charity and campaigns sector, along with a great passion to the work The Felix Project does to tackle food waste, hunger and insecurity in London.
“Her leadership will be pivotal for The Felix Project as we take our next steps forward as an organisation.”