Peter Maddox

Peter was at the charity WRAP (Waste and Resources Action Programme) for 15 years until the end of 2020. He was Director in the last 6 years where he led successful UK wide programmes on food waste, plastic packaging and recycling. He has worked closely with national and local governments as well as businesses and NGOs to inspire a collaborative approach to addressing environmental and social issues in relation to food and other resources.

With his interests in food access and food waste, Peter is delighted to be Chair of the Trustee Board. He is currently doing this alongside a few advisory roles in the environment sector.

Peter has lived for 16 years in the village of Beachampton in the far north of Bucks. He can often be found walking his dog and cycling in the region.

Victoria Topham

Victoria has a professional background in Finance and worked for 20 years in a variety of roles in client service and the media industry until 2016.  Moving to a portfolio career Victoria now supports charities and works with North Star Transition supporting collaborative and systemic change initiatives.

Based in South Buckinghamshire since 2006 but originally from Arbroath, Victoria comes from an area of Scotland with a strong heritage of fishing and farming, picking berries and tatties (potatoes) and helping out with lambing as a teenager. With an interest in specialised food producers and healthy family cooking Victoria is looking forward to supporting the charity and the local food economy of Buckinghamshire.

Karen Anderson FCA

Since qualifying as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG, Karen has built up over 20 years of finance experience across a number of industries. She has been involved in several start-ups, including establishing her own accountancy practice and growing it into a successful business. After selling this in 2014, she switched her focus to raising her family. Karen now works as senior accountant and business manager for an accountancy firm in Marlow. Karen is looking forward to using her skills to drive forward this charitable venture. In her spare time, Karen is a CrossFit and exercise enthusiast, and can often be found wrestling with a barbell or running with her dog Murphy.

Susie Brand

I currently work full time for a small but growing refugee charity. Before this role, I spent twenty years working in tourism. This enabled me to visit a range of countries from Peru to Sri Lanka where I always enjoyed seeing food markets and trying local food. I ran my own gardening business for four years so have grown a few fruits and vegetables as well as eaten them.

I took a career break from 2020 – 21 to study for an MA in the Anthropology of Food and included the Bucks Food Partnership in my dissertation research. After graduating, I volunteered for several months with social enterprise in Oxford, cooking community meals using food surplus. It was a great way to see the food system in action and improve my kitchen skills.

I have lived in Buckinghamshire for eleven years and enjoy exploring the countryside, particularly the Chilterns. I’m keen on foraging and feeding friends and family.