The Charity CEO Podcast


Charlotte Hill OBE

CEO The Felix Project: The Food Rescuers!

“A big piece of what we are trying to do is work with the partners to get the food to where it’s working hardest… food is (just one) part of breaking the cycle of food insecurity.”

Charlotte Hill became CEO of The Felix Project in January 2022. Prior to that Charlotte was the Chief Executive of Step Up To Serve, the organisation that coordinated the #iwill campaign, from 2014 to 2020. From 2010 to April 2014 she was the Chief Executive of UK Youth.

Charlotte started her career working in Parliament for Rt. Hon. Harriet Harman QC MP in a number of roles. After five years with Harriet Harman, Charlotte moved to the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) as their Parliamentary Advisor.

After the NSPCC, Charlotte moved to Australia and worked for a Government Relations & Communications Consultancy and for a children’s charity in Sydney. She also later worked in Cambodia, teaching English in an orphanage.

Charlotte is a Trustee of the EFL Trust, an RSA Fellow and a Board member of Westminster House Youth Club in her local area. She has a degree in Political Science & Philosophy from Birmingham University.

In 2012 Charlotte received the award of ‘Rising CEO Star’ at The Charity Times Awards. In 2016 she became Alumna of the Year at the University of Birmingham. In 2019 she was awarded an OBE for services to young people.


Ep 3o. Charlotte Hill OBE, CEO The Felix Project:

The Food Rescuers!

Charlotte Hill is the new Chief Executive of The Felix Project, a charity dedicated to redistributing food and fighting food poverty in London.

The Felix Project believes in a vision of London where no-one goes hungry and good food is never wasted.

With an ambition to deliver 100 million meals a year to Londoners by 2024, The Felix Project collects surplus food from suppliers and delivers them to over 1,000 front line organisations, such as food banks, charities and schools. All with the purpose of reducing food waste and to help the most vulnerable in London, by providing access to fresh food and healthy meals.

Charlotte is a second time guest on this podcast and shares how her passions for engaging with young people and volunteers, sustainability and driving place-based change, have now all come together in the fight against food poverty. She shares a clear aspiration for stopping the cycle of food waste and food insecurity in London, enabling the city to be more sustainable and a genuine world leader in this space.

Recorded January 2022.

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