Staff and trustees profiles


Photo of Chandra PankhaniaChandra Pankhania








Marjon Willers

Marjon is a dietitian with over 15 years working with early years settings and schools across Islington and for Health Education Trust, starting with Food for Life partnership, developing resources and process to harness pupil voice to transform food culture.

Marjon is an expert in food and drink provision and eating environment in early years settings and schools. She was on the advisory board for the first Voluntary Food and Drink Guidelines for Early Years Settings in England (2011). Marjon has also experience of school meal contracts. Marjon lectures on school meal catering at London Metropolitan University and Kings College London.

Marjon is a trustee for First Steps Nutrition Trust.


Malcolm SmithMalcolm Smith

Malcolm has a strong background in education, having been a teacher and senior leader in primary schools. He has since worked as an education officer for a water company – managing an environmental education centre – and led a national team of food-growing experts as part of Food for Life Partnership. He currently works for UK Parliament as an education and engagement officer, working with schools and community groups to increase their knowledge of and engagement in Parliamentary processes.



Photo of Steve WakefieldSteve Wakefield

Steve Wakefield has over 30 years’ experience working in senior roles in finance, administration, and technology. After a long career with Reuters and Thomson Reuters, he now works as a consultant, advising clients on the digital transformation of their operations.

He lives in East London, has three children and a dog, and is an enthusiastic member of a local choir.

Steve is a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants.


Sarah Weston

Sarah Weston is a Dietitian with experience working in the NHS, academia and non-government organisations. She is a passionate advocate for good food and integrity in professional practice. She specialises in maternal, infant and child health and has worked for both the NHS, supporting families and children, in the community, hospitals, and First Steps Nutrition Trust.

Sarah was responsible for setting up one of the first staff health and wellbeing services in the NHS where she ran a dietetic clinic and worked to improve the hospital food environment. Sarah currently lives in the Netherlands and volunteers at Food for Good at Utrecht Natuurlijk, Utrecht’s largest market garden.