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FoodHub runs because of the incredible volunteers who give their time to collect food, but we also have a team of individuals who steer the ship. Have a read below to find out about the management team's roles and what inspires us.

Meet the team:

Our Directors and Management Team

I believe that equality of opportunity leads to healthier societies. Regrettably increasing numbers of people are finding themselves with less equality of opportunity through homelessness and food poverty. Whilst not the answer to the systemic problem Norwich FoodHub is part of the safety net saving surplus food and, with our partners, helping get this to the people who need it most. My role includes administration, general ‘handyman’ and chair of the Board. I am retired and have two adult children. My hobbies include music making and boating.

Director and Chair

LAURIE A'COURT

I'm Josh. I'm an entrepreneur trying to completely alter the way we build houses. As an environmental science graduate I was very aware and concerned with the level of waste all along the food supply chain. I wanted to do all I could to help get that food into the hands of people who really need it. A community interest company set up and run by volunteers seemed the best way to do that.

Director and Founder

JOSH GRAHAM

I am one of the Directors at Norwich FoodHub, involved with the food collections, new partnerships, and fund raising.  Since graduating from a Masters at UEA, I now work for a local energy company. I am really interested in how things become waste, especially food and e-waste and so got involved with FoodHub to help tackle food waste and poverty in Norwich. Saving the vast quantities of wasted food in the UK isn't a solution to food poverty on its own. However, working with FoodHub offers an exciting opportunity to tackle these linked issues simultaneously.

Director and Finance Officer

JACOB BRIGGS

I'm currently studying for my undergraduate degree in International Development. I believe that both people and the planet are precious, so it's a privilege to work with FoodHub to get surplus food to people who need it. I head up FoodHub's marketing with a team of volunteers running our social media, website and producing promotional material.

Marketing and Communications Coordinator

Roseanna Leach

I'm a third year Economics student at UEA. After spending three wonderful years in this city, joining the Norwich FoodHub seemed the perfect way to help give back to it. Marta and I monitor the FoodHub Volunteers FB page and liaise with volunteers, partners and receivers twice a week. We are also working to find more partners and collect even more food for those in need in Norwich.

Joint Operations Manager

Mike Cutter

Project Manager

SARAH EGLINGTON

I have a PhD in Ecology and have a strong passion in environmental issues. I am eager to try to help fight the massive problem of food waste in this country. I started as a volunteer collector with Norwich Foodhub in 2016 and joined the Management Team around a year later. I’m generally responsible for the day to day running of Foodhub and work a lot with our volunteers and partners to help things run smoothly.

Founder and Finance Director

ROWAN VAN TROMP

I co-founded Norwich FoodHub in 2016 in an attempt to curb the vast amount of food that was being wasted in the supply chain, starting at retail level, and to ensure that food was redistributed to those most vulnerable in our society who’s opportunities are increasingly limited by food poverty.

Away from FoodHub I’m an ACCA qualified accountant specialising in business technology, a writer for Bright Green and a Norwich City season ticket holder.

I can be contacted via info@norwichfoodhub.co.uk - use FAO Rowan in the subject.

Director and Hub Manager

DICKIE HARPUR

My role at FoodHub involves overseeing our Hub, where all our food is stored and collected. I also help out with the overall operations and our partnerships with other food-orientated organisations around Norfolk. When I'm not saving food, I'm making it - working as a chef in Norwich or composting at my allotment.

Joint Operations Manager

Marta Pobiarzyn

Having recently graduated from uni, I found myself with a bit more free time to fill - and what better way to do so than giving back to your local community? Currently I work behind the scenes a few days a week, keeping up to date on our collections and liaising with our partners to ensure they all get the food they need. I’m also working with Michael on finding new stores to collect from and on overall improvement projects for FoodHub. In my free time, I teach piano and love to cook!

Hub Leader

Brad King

I started volunteering for FoodHub in May 2018 as the Hub Leader and I was instantly hooked. My role involves greeting volunteers that bring food to the hub, weighing and redistributing it to the partners who are due to collect. I have found the job very interesting, getting to meet lots of different volunteers from all walks of life and actually seeing the food being used by some of our partners is very rewarding. Alongside my work with Norwich Foodhub,  I also work in insurance.

Fundraising Officer

Alice Dore

Having moved to Norwich in 2012 to start my Biological Sciences degree, I’ve stayed on at UEA and I’m now studying for my PhD. I believe in holistic, community-focused approaches to environmental and social problems, and Norwich FoodHub has given me a great opportunity to play a part in this. I help with fundraising for FoodHub by researching upcoming funding opportunities and writing grant applications.