Stephen Moss CBE chairs our Trustee Board.

Stephen trained as a lawyer, got an MBA at London Business School and had a spell in corporate finance in the City before specialising in growing businesses for successful sale and leading a number of not-for-profit organisations through periods of major development and change.

His early interests were in the restaurant and wine distribution industries before entering the car park industry and growing BCP into the country’s largest airport parking booking service prior to its sale in 2003. Subsequently, he has developed a portfolio career of Chair and NED roles including Chair of drinks distributor, Bibendum PLB where, over a 3 year period, he worked with the leadership team to grow sales and profits prior to its sale in 2016. His current business roles include Chair of Mr Lees Pure Foods (a fast growing start-up) and senior NED of Safestay PLC (an AIM listed contemporary hostel business).

Stephen has held several Chair roles in the charity sector and founded The Springboard Charity

which has grown from its London roots to become the leading national organisation in the hospitality industry helping thousands of young, disadvantaged and unemployed people change their lives around through training and placements in hotels, restaurants, pubs and other catering organisations. It also engages some 15,000 school students across the UK through its FutureChef programme as well as giving thousands of others valuable careers advice and work experience opportunities. Stephen handed over the Chair of Springboard in May 2019.

Stephen was also the longest serving Trustee of the Hospitality Training Foundation and its successor Sector Skills Council, People 1st, and remains a Vice President of The Restaurant Association. In 1992 he was awarded an MBE for services to the restaurant industry and, in 2002, a CBE for his contribution towards education and training. His current charity roles include Chair of Trustees of cross-communal faith school JCoSS, currently the top ranked comprehensive in London, and of the Institute for Jewish Policy Research which is the only organisation in Europe undertaking demographic and social research specifically to help Jewish community organisations with their policy development.