Stephen Moss CBE chairs our Trustee Board.

Stephen trained as a lawyer at Gray’s Inn, 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 parking industry and growing BCP into the country’s largest airport parking booking service prior to its sale in 2003.  Subsequently, he developed a portfolio career which included 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.  He is currently senior NED of Safestay PLC, an AIM listed pan-European contemporary hostel business.

Stephen has held several Chair roles in the charity sector.  He 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.  Stephen was also the longest serving Trustee of the Hospitality Training Foundation and its successor Sector Skills Council, People 1st.  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.

Besides Chairing London Youth, he is Chairman of the Royal Academy of Dance which sets the standards in dance education and training in some 80 countries as well as running programmes for older dancers, those with special needs and young people from disadvantaged backgrounds.  He is also Chair of Trustees of cross‑communal faith school JCoSS, a top ranked London comprehensive, 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.