Management Team

Day-to-day responsibility for the running of the charity is delegated to an Executive Management Team (EMT) consisting of a Chief Executive, a Director of Operations, Assistant Director of Operations and a Director of Resources. The EMT is supported by a Senior Management Team consisting of six Operations Managers, an ICT Manager, a Management Accountant, a Policy and Assurance Manager and a People and Talent Manager.

  • Dave Smith

    Chief Executive

    Dave joined Stepping Stone Projects in November 2019 having worked in social housing in London and Greater Manchester for over 30 years...

    Read More

  • Ben Courtney

    Ben Courtney

    Director of Operations

    Ben is responsible for providing leadership to the operational management team ...

    Read More

  • Chris Tait

    Director of Resources

    Chris joined Stepping Stone Projects in 2010 and is responsible for Finance, HR and IT ...

    Read More

  • Andy Gundry

    Andy Gundry

    Assistant Director of Operations

    Andy joined Stepping Stone Projects in 2005, initially as a team leader, before being ...

    Read More

  • Debbie McClelland

    Debbie McClelland

    Operations Manager

    Debbie joined Stepping Stone Projects in 2014 following a long business career as a ...

    Read More

  • Julie Evans

    Julie Evans

    Operations & Development Manager

    Julie joined Stepping Stone Projects in 2009 and is responsible for the Central Referral Team ...

    Read More

  • Sarah Shorrock

    Operations Manager

    Sarah is responsible for our services for young people in Lancashire ...

    Read More

  • Andy Mount

    ICT Manager

    Andy is responsible for all ICT services across the organisation ...

    Read More

  • Nic Crook

    Operations Manager

    Nic is responsible for our services for care leavers ...

    Read More

  • Ella O'Neill

    Operations Manager

    Ella is responsible for a number of our services in Manchester and Blackburn ...

    Read More

  • Matt Greenhalgh

    Management Accountant

    Matt joined Stepping Stone Projects as management accountant in June 2021 ...

    Read More

  • Eunice Taylor

    Policy and Assurance Manager

    Eunice joined Stepping Stone Projects as policy and assurance manager in September 2021 ...

    Read More

  • Helen Allen

    People and Talent Manager

    Helen joined Stepping Stone Projects as people and talent manager in November 2021 ...

    Read More