Staff Profiles

Our Staff

Photo of Chandra PankhaniaChandra Pankhania – director

Chandra is a registered Nutritionist with a PGDip in Food Policy and is currently taking a MSc in Public Health Practice. She has been with the Health Education Trust since 2007,  previously working on the delivery of national public health programmes like 5-a-day and the National School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme.

Photo of Marjon WillersMarjon Willers – director

Marjon is a registered dietitian with a focus on good nutrition for children and young people through whole setting approach. She has worked for Health Education Trust since 2008, initially as part of the Food for Life Partnership. She has spoken at national conferences and lectures at London Universities. Marjon was involved in the original development of the Voluntary Food and Drink Guidelines for Early Year Settings in England in 2010. She is a trustee of First Steps Nutrition Trust.

Our Trustees

Photo of 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. Steve is a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants. Steve lives in East London, has three children and a dog, and is an enthusiastic member of a local choir.


Photo of Sarah WestonSarah Weston

Sarah Weston is a Registered Dietitian and is a passionate advocate for good food and integrity in professional practice. She has specialised in maternal, infant and child health and has worked for both the NHS, supporting families and children, both in the community and in hospitals, and also at First Steps Nutrition Trust where she co-wrote reports on specialist infant formula and breastfeeding and contributed to public health policy project work on early years nutrition. She has also worked as a breastfeeding counsellor for the Breastfeeding Network. Sarah currently lives in the Netherlands and volunteers at Food for Good at Utrecht Natuurlijk.