Chris Mould
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Chris Mould is Executive Chairman of The Trussell Trust, the charity that runs the UK Foodbank Network. The Trust's rapidly expanding foodbank network operates a pioneering social franchise that has launched over 200 foodbanks across the UK in the last two years alone. The UK Foodbank Network provided three days emergency food to 128,697 people in 2011-12 and has already provided food to 110,000 people in the first six months of 2012-13.

Chris is also a partner at The Shaftesbury Partnership where he is involved in a number of their ventures, including Nurse First and FranchisingWorks. He also led The Shaftesbury Partnership's launch of the Act Network.

Before focussing on the voluntary and social sectors, Chris spent over twenty years in senior public sector management where he held both Chief Executive and Chairman roles at local and national level. He was Chief Executive of Salisbury Healthcare NHS Trust for ten years and the founding Chairman of Healthwork UK (now Skills for Health). He then became Chief Executive of a new non-departmental public body responsible for police training across England and Wales. Chris has led over fifteen start-ups and mergers and has substantial experience in professional development, skills and employment.

Chris read Modern History at Magdalen College, Oxford, and has an MSc in Social Policy from the London School of Economics.

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We Need to Work Together as a Nation to Help Our Struggling Families

(2) Comments | Posted 19 March 2014 | (09:20)

Come with me to a Trussell Trust foodbank for a couple of hours. Listen to people's harrowing stories of their fight to make ends meet on the few pounds left over when the bills are paid, and how they've been going hungry to bridge the gap. Pick almost anywhere in...

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The Cost of Christmas for Millions Facing Poverty

(36) Comments | Posted 10 December 2012 | (23:00)

More than 13 million people in the UK are living below the poverty line, according to the latest government statistics. Since recession began, increasing numbers of Britons have been turning to foodbanks as the rising cost of food and fuel combined with static incomes and high unemployment has pushed people...

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