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.

Robert Carington

Robert has lived in Buckinghamshire all his life and is a director of a family rural estate in Buckinghamshire. The Estate’s main focus is farming but it also runs a diverse portfolio of businesses such as commercial and residential property and leisure, which involves arable, livestock, forestry and environmental schemes. He also combines this with a job with a membership organisation with a focus on tax and succession planning.

Robert also represents Ridgeway West ward on Buckinghamshire Council as a new member of the Council being first elected in May 2021. He sits on the Transport, Environment and Climate Change Committee, Audit and Governance Committee and the Standards and General Purposes Committee. He also represents the Council as one of its representatives on the Chiltern Conservation Board.

Sarah McKinnon

Sarah owns and manages a Buckinghamshire based food business and is passionate about healthy, accessible and local food.

Prior to following her passion into the food industry, Sarah trained as a lawyer and held a variety of legal, public policy and operational roles in both the UK and Australian civil service. 

Away from work she enjoys hunting out new local food discoveries and exploring the Chilterns, usually with her energetic Springer Spaniel Percy, leading the way.

Karen Warner

Karen was involved with the charity Aylesbury Homeless Action Group (AHAG) from its inception in 2009. She was the CEO for the past 8 years, before leaving in January 2022.

Within this time she developed and implemented a strategic plan to address the impact that homelessness had both on the individual and the local community. This included bringing key stakeholders together to work collaboratively.

Seeing first hand people who were hungry and the impact that this had on their physical and mental health, was something that had a profound effect on her.

It is this passion and a strong belief in our communities working together to provide long term, sustainable solutions to food poverty, which has led me to become a trustee for BFP.

Karen has lived in North Buckinghamshire since she was a child and has worked and raised her family there. She enjoys nothing better than a walk in the local countryside with the occasional swim or kayak on a hot summer’s day!