FareShare CEO Lindsay Boswell to step down in July


Lindsay Boswell, the CEO of the UK’s biggest food redistribution charity FareShare, has announced he is standing down in July 2023.

Boswell has held the role since 2010 and in that time, FareShare has grown the number of charities receiving food from 600 to nearly 9,500 and redistributed enough surplus for 36.7 million meals last year.

Having forged agreements with all major supermarkets, the food distribution charity played a key role during the pandemic and is now stepping up demand for food from banks and charities.

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In 2019, FareShare received a government grant of £1.9m as part of a trial to tackle food waste.

“FareShare has an ambitious plan for investment and growth over the next three years and from this position of strength, this is an excellent time to hand over the baton to a new leader,” said Lindsay Boswell.

“The long notice period, healthy state of our finances, scale of our ambition and stability at board level make this the optimal time to make this transition.

“I’m biased but this had to be one of the best jobs in the food industry with the ability to really deliver at a time when there is such demand and need in our society and there is still eye-watering amounts of surplus food that could help our mission.”

The news comes as UK food manufacturer Premier Foods has launched its new partnership with FareShare in a bid to tackling food waste and supporting those in food poverty.



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