Meet the team

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Chris Mould

Chief Executive

I have over thirty years’ experience developing and leading organisations in the public and voluntary sector. I am passionate about social justice and never happier at work than when I am in some way or other involved in trying to build a better world now. I spent the last 10 years working with the Shaftesbury Partnership and leading The Trussell Trust, as we created and developed the UK Foodbank Network.

It was through the Trussell Trust in 2005 that I first engaged up close with the devastating problems poverty, exploitation and marginalisation cause for so many people in Southeast Europe. We set up FSCI as a Bulgarian NGO in 2008 to expand the work and to develop informed and effective responses. I am delighted to be able to lead the FSCI on the next stage of its journey.

In my earlier career, I held both Chief Executive and Chairman roles at local and national level. I was Chief Executive of Salisbury Healthcare NHS Trust for ten years and the founding Chairman of  Healthwork UK. Immediately before leaving public services, I was Chief Executive of a new non-departmental public body responsible for police training across England and Wales which I was charged with setting up as part of the Police Reform Act 2001.

I have led twenty four start-ups and mergers and have substantial experience in professional development, skills and employment.

I studied Modern History at Magdalen College, Oxford. I hold an MSc in Social Policy from the London School of Economics.

chris.mould@fscinet.org

Annette Glaw

Balkans Coordinator

I started working as Balkans Coordinator for FSCI in April 2014 and am now responsible for the FSCI Development Programme. I am really enjoying the variety of tasks such as establishing a Balkans network of organisations that support FSCI’s vision and values, organising an annual FSCI conference and overseeing the House of Opportunity network outside of Bulgaria together with FSCI colleagues. A particular privilege is to be able to meet young people in the different Balkan countries who joined the House of Opportunity Programme and to hear their stories. Since I am passionate about fighting human trafficking and exploitation, I am glad we are able to offer these young vulnerable care leavers a safe place and opportunities for a better future.

I did a PhD at Brunel University/London School of Theology (LST). I work as an academic tutor for the Distance Learning and Online Education Department at LST. I am a volunteer for a charity that cares for women affected by prostitution and human trafficking for sexual exploitation.

annette.glaw@fscinet.org

Rich Parsons

Operations Manager

I run the day-to-day activity of FSCI (UK) and work with the team in Southeast Europe. I also lead our annual Christmas Box Appeal.

I worked for The Trussell Trust between 2003-2017. I was part of the foodbank team until 2008 when I began working for the “Bulgaria” dept. as it was then. I am looking forward to this new phase of the work and the possibility of our team being able to help more marginalised and vulnerable people in the future.

In a previous life I worked in agriculture and horticulture, along with a whole host of odd jobs.

rich.parsons@fscinet.org

Constantine Panayotou

FSCI Ambassador

I work with Chris Mould and his team to raise awareness of the wonderful work that the Foundation does in seeking to mitigate the scourge of modern slavery in Europe and in the process transform lives. I previously collaborated with Chris during his incredibly successful time developing the Trussell Trust’s UK Foodbank Network throughout the UK. I look forward to assisting FSCI’s broad mission by facilitating fundraising and I am particularly excited about developing the Foundation’s plans to launch the first of what we hope will be many Houses of Opportunity in my family’s homeland of Greece.

I am based in Zurich, Switzerland and have developed businesses and raised investment for multiple projects over a couple of decades in banking and finance.  I studied for my Masters in business and economics at Trinity College Dublin, and hold an MBA from London Business School.

constantine.panayotou@fscinet.org

Trustees

Steven is an executive coach and board advisor with Praesta Partnership LLP. He is passionate about helping young adults fulfil their potential. Steven has over 30 years of corporate work experience in strategy, marketing, product and customer management, and business development, in multi-nationals such as Experian, Standard Chartered, IHG, Booz-Allen and HSBC. His interest in the Balkans started at Visa Inc. (2006-2013), where he was initially Regional Head of Marketing, Products and Innovation and, later, General Manager for Visa’s Central & Eastern European business (based in Moscow), which covered Russia, Ukraine, Central Asia and the Balkans. Steven has recently re-trained as an executive coach and psychotherapy counsellor. He is a Trustee of The Audience Agency (audience development agency for England and Wales), as well as Supervisory Board Member for Citibank Ukraine. Steven is a Fellow/Chartered Director at the Institute of Directors and holds an MBA from INSEAD Business School and Degree from Oxford University.

Bernard Bentley
bernard.bentley@fscinet.org

Bernard worked for thirty-eight years in manufacturing, principally in the Oil and Gas Industry. His career began for a multinational company developing new underwater valve technology as part of the research and development team.

Bernard then joined the family business which manufactured high pressure air and gas purification equipment, becoming Joint Managing Director in 1989. He was instrumental in the company diversifying to produce small bore sub sea gate valves for the Oil and Gas industry, becoming the first company worldwide to offer this specialised niche product to the large equipment manufacturers. The business enjoyed exceptional growth over many years eventually requiring external funding to take it to the next stage. By this time Bernard was CEO and oversaw a successful sale of the company to a larger group.

Subsequently Bernard has been pleased to assist and encourage other businesses including taking non-executive director roles. He is an active member of his local church where he also serves as a trustee and volunteers as a Street Pastor.

Ray’s  background is in applied research, first with the Institute of Aviation Medicine, then with National Coal Board’s Institute of Occupational Medicine and then with CASPE Research and the King’s Fund.  While with the King’s Fund he became director responsible for their learning programme.  Ray has considerable experience of strategic programme design and facilitation and has worked with Boards and Senior Management Teams over many years both in the UK and internationally.

In his independent practice, his interest widened to explore how professional and public services can work most effectively in partnership with clients, carers and the wider public to bring about change and promote personal and social well-being. This often requires taking the longer and wider view of people’s life experience and co-designing solutions with them to address issues which are often complex.

Ray has been a committed Christian for many years; seeking to put faith, hope and love at the heart of his work.