Management Team

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

  • Dave Smith

    Chief Executive

    Dave provides leadership and strategic management in line with our core vision and values ...

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  • Ben Courtney

    Ben Courtney

    Director of Operations

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

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  • Chris Tait

    Director of Resources

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

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  • Andy Gundry

    Andy Gundry

    Assistant Director of Operations

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

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  • Debbie McClelland

    Debbie McClelland

    Operations Manager

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

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  • Julie Evans

    Julie Evans

    Operations Manager

    Julie joined Stepping Stone Projects in 2009 and is responsible for a number of our services in Rochdale ...

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  • Sarah Shorrock

    Digital Transformation Manager

    Sarah is responsible for leading the transformation of how we deliver our services in the future ...

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  • Andy Mount

    ICT Manager

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

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  • Nic Crook

    Operations Manager

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

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  • Ella O'Neill

    Operations Manager

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

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  • Matt Greenhalgh

    Management Accountant

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

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  • Helen Allen

    People and Talent Manager

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

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  • Eunice Taylor

    Policy and Assurance Manager

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

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  • Kath Dunn-Cham

    Operations Manager

    Kath joined Stepping Stone Projects as operations manager in January 2022 ...

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  • Lindsey Wells

    Operations Manager

    Lindsey is responsible for our young persons services in Lancashire ...

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  • Rick Craven

    Operations Manager

    Rick is responsible for a number of our services in Bury and Blackburn ...

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