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Staff Team

A small team of 10 staff coordinate the services and are responsible for the day to day running of the charity and overseeing around 140 active volunteers.

Siobhan Lanigan

Chief Executive Officer

As Chief Executive Officer, Siobhán is responsible for strategic planning, income generation and developing partnership working.
Siobhán took up the role in 2013 following 14 years experience as a freelance organisational development consultant with voluntary sector organisations. She …

Peter Blowers

Kitchen Services Manager

Peter was brought on board in October 2012 to establish the Sunday Services, Eating Together, Eating Positively and Corporate and Hospitality events in our new kitchen. His main focus is on the smooth running of the kitchen.

Peter has been in the Catering and service industry all his working career, as well as involved with The Food Chain as a volunteer.

Richard Mills

Trusts Fundraiser

Richard Mills joined the Food Chain as our new Trusts Fundraiser just before Christmas 2020.
Richard has worked as a Trusts Fundraiser for organisations including The Big Issue Foundation, Parkinson’s UK and the hospital charity, …

Ornella Trinidade

Dietetic Support Team Leader

Ornella is a Registered Associate Nutritionist who joined The Food Chain as a Dietetic Support Volunteer in February 2018. In 2020 she was such a key player in coordinating The Food Chain’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic that in July 2020 we brought her on board…

Clifford McManus

Community & Events Fundraiser

Planning and organising fundraising events for the food chain. Thinking of new ways of fundraising and getting donations for raffle prizes. Working with the kitchen and volunteer coordinator to ensure the events run as smoothly as possible.

Anna Brewster

Services and Volunteer Manager

Anna is responsible for volunteer training, coordination and management at The Food Chain.
Assisted by two fantastic volunteer Rota Coordinators, Anna takes care of the volunteer side of things at the charity. She’s been a…

Luke White

Dietitian

Luke joined the staff team in September 2019 after starting as a volunteer back in 2017. As The Food Chain’s full time Dietitian, Luke conducts telephone assessments for new Service Users to determine which services are best suited for their needs, and works with them…

Lucy Nichols

Dietitian

Lucy joined The Food Chain in March 2019 as a part time Dietitian. Her role involves making first contact with anyone refered to our services, conducting a dietetic assessment and offering them a tailored package of nutritional support. She also leads on delivering…

Vanda Princz

Vanda joined The Food Chain as a volunteer in 2011, so has seen a lot of the charity’s genesis over the years! She now works as our part time Financial Administrator, ensuring that those pounds and pennies are counted up and that our wonderful volunteers are never left out of pocket.

Clare Quinn

Training and Volunteer Coordinator

Clare is responsible for training volunteers and coordinating all volunteer activity at The Food Chain. Supporting our wonderful volunteers who give so much time and energy to all they do, Clare makes sure that Service Users get the best from our Volunteers, and the Volunteers get the best from the Food Chain!

Jason Clapperton

Community Fundraising & Events Coordinator

ason is our Community Fundraising & Events Coordinator. Jason joined the Food Chain in April 2022 after working in higher education recruitment for fifteen years. Previous to this he worked in a number of marketing and fundraising roles both in the voluntary and arts sectors…

Helen Cleverley

Community Café Manager & Chef

Having volunteered with the Food Chain since 2015, Helen joined the team in April 2022 as manager and chef for our new Community Café. 

Helen started volunteering whilst in the middle of changing career direction from investment banking – re-training as a chef! Starting as a Kitchen Assistant and…