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Iseult Ward        

CEO & Co-Founder at FoodCloud

Iseult Ward is co-founder and CEO of the award winning social enterprise FoodCloud. FoodCloud have established two national solutions for food redistribution in Ireland - a network of three food banks that redistribute large quantities of surplus food across Ireland and a technology solution that connects food businesses directly to local charities. Working with over 600 Irish charities, an average of 2,200 tonnes is rescued annually with an estimated value of €6.7m and leading to an avoidance of estimated 7m tonnes of Co2 emissions equivalent.

FoodCloud’s technology and support from Tesco, enabled FareShare UK to establish the award winning ‘FareShare Go’, giving their network of charities access to direct surplus food donations in their local community. 35% of FareShare’s food was redistributed through FoodCloud’s technology in 2017/18 – 6,000 tonnes of food with 2,900 stores across the UK donating to a network of over local 7,000 charities.

Ward was awarded Trinity Business student of the Year in 2013, Social Entrepreneurs Ireland Impact award and Green Entrepreneur of the Year in 2014. She is a One Young World Ambassador and one of Time Magazine’s Next Generation Leaders. In 2016, Ward secured the Marie Claire’s Future Shapers Award and Women Mean Business Social Entrepreneurs of the Year. In 2017 Ward was included on Forbes 30 under 30 Social Entrepreneurs European list, received a Humanitarian Award from the Muhammad Ali Centre in Louisville, Kentucky, received the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Special Achievement Award and was named the overall winner of the IMAGE Businesswoman of the Year Award. In 2018 they also received a Humanitarian Award from the Irish Red Cross.

Ward is also a board member of Tangent - Trinity's Idea Workspace, Trinity Business School Advisory Board and Social Entrepreneurs Ireland Board of Directors.

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