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Our People

One awesome team

Beyond Food’s marvelous Management Team

Simon Boyle

Simon Boyle

Founder & CEO

Simon is the vision behind the Beyond Food Foundation and Brigade Bar+Kitchen. Since 2004, Simon has worked tirelessly to help homeless people across London rebuild their lives, imparting his passion, skills and knowledge of cooking and food.

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Jo Littman

Jo Littman

Business Development Manager

Jo is responsible for the long-term sustainability of Beyond Food Foundation; her main focus is on fundraising, partnerships and events. Jo joined us in October 2020, After a 30-year career, in education training and development and most recently raising income for the largest UK Primary Multi Academy Trust.

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Sharon MacCool

Sharon MacCool

Charity Finance Manager

Sharon looks after the charity finances’ governance and prepares financial reports for the Beyond Food Foundation trustees.

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Amanda Hill

Amanda Hill

Charity Team Manager

Amanda leads the charity team and supports the trustees and internal partner relationships.
Amanda joined the team in November 2020 having worked at Brigade Bar+Kitchen as Deputy General Manager.

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Leon Seraphin

Leon Seraphin

Chef Trainer

Leon started as an apprentice himself, back in 2004, before progressing his career and becoming a Head Chef in a professional kitchen. Leon is responsible for all aspects of training the apprentices and delivering our Freshlife programme.

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Jan Seymour

Jan Seymour

Support & Progression Manager

Jan provides support and guidance on housing, benefits, mental health, debt recovery and family issues, helping our apprentices overcome barriers they may face and rebuilding their confidence for future employment.

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Madeleine Bevan

Madeleine Bevan

Support & Progression Assistant

Madeleine joined Beyond Food Foundation in January 2019 as a volunteer before taking up her current role, she works alongside Jan providing daily support and guidance for the apprentices.

Our amazing Apprentices

Hear about how our support programmes positively changed the lives of our apprentices

Brigade’s fabulous Management and their Team

Jon Cannon

Jon Cannon

General Manager

Marcilio Da Silva

Marcilio Da Silva

Head Chef

James Morrell

James Morrell

Senior Sous Chef

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Our supportive Board of Trustees

Pars Purewal

Pars Purewal

Chair of Trustees

Pars is a non-executive director on an FTSE250 company and a subsidiary of US SEC registrant, and a member of a Brussels-based NGO that supports agricultural advancement in Africa, Asia and the Far East. During the pandemic, Pars was a member of the Management Board of a charity which provided over 250,000 meals for our NHS heroes. Pars was a partner at PwC for nearly 25 years and had responsibility for the Asset & Wealth Management business in the UK. Pars was also a people partner looking after more than 700 people, the FD for a company with revenues over £100m and the Sales Partner for a business segment.

Oliver Hatch

Oliver Hatch

Charity Secretary

Oliver has worked in public libraries, run his own photography business. He directed the European conference series ‘Velo-city’ dedicated to promoting the bicycle as a sustainable form of transport. He also headed a collaboration to help found the All-Party Parliamentary Group for London. Olly has a passion for improving life for Londoners, volunteers at Tate Modern and sings in the ENO community choir.

Martin Miles

Martin Miles

Trustee

Martin is also a Trustee of two other charities: Citizens Advice in North and West & Kent and Scotts Project TrustHe has worked as a Consulting Actuary, spent 12 years as a partner at PWC. Director of ITS Limited for six years, working as a Professional Pension Fund TrusteeHas spent many years closely involved in the London livery companies, and was master of the Actuaries Livery Company in 2014/15.

Ian MacEachern

Ian MacEachern

Trustee

Ian started his finance career at Andersen/Deloitte and BSkyB before moving into the restaurant sector holding senior roles at D&D London, Caprice Holdings and the Birley group of private members clubsAs finance director of WSH restaurants, he supports their restaurant ventures and PwC/BaxterStorey in operating the Brigade Bar Kitchen and the BeyondFood Foundation.

Isadora Isadora

Isadora Isadora

Trustee

Isadora is a solicitor specialising in Private Client Matters. Previously, Isadora worked in Property Litigation at a legal aid firm acting for tenants in social housing and assisted those who needed to make homeless applications. She is passionate about helping those who have experienced or threatened with homelessness. Combined with her love of food, Isadora wanted to be involved in a Beyond Food charity.

Sean Malone

Sean Malone

Trustee

Sean is a qualified Chartered Accountant who has spent 30 years working in banking and is currently Head of Corporate & Institutional Structured Finance at NatWestHe is preparing for retirement next year and says his involvement as a trustee of Beyond Food is an attractive prospect for how he’ll spend some of the newfound time together with his principle interests which are sport, family and dog walking in the Kent countryside.

Alessandro Mazza

Alessandro Mazza

Trustee

Alessandro Mazza is a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley. He has 15+ years’ experience in financial services, focusing on investment banking, debt capital markets, mergers & acquisitions. Alessandro has a deep-rooted passion for food, which brought him to invest in a hospitality business and his involvement with our foundation. He serves as an Advisory Board Member for Mind with Heart, and as Trustee for Engera UK.

Philip Miles

Philip Miles

Trustee

Phil leads Google’s Display and Video Ad Sales in the UK. He’s been at Google since 2007 working with UK clients and agencies and has experience across a range of digital disciplines including adtech and programmatic having led the Google Marketing Platform (GMP) team as UK managing director for six years. Phil’S work has helped customers get the best from Google’s video and display media solutions with a specific focus on YouTube.

Philip Richardson

Philip Richardson

Trustee

Philip is the Hospitality and Leisure Industry Director for Barclays, responsible for providing sector specialism to a range of clients nationally across corporate and investment bankPhilip is a speaker about the sector. Previously, Philip headed up the healthcare infrastructure and structured project finance team at Barclays and has over 30 years of corporate banking experience across various roles.