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 and a Head of Resources. The EMT is supported by a Senior Management Team consisting of four Operations Managers, an ICT Manager, a Company Accountant and an HR 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...

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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

    Head 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

    Operations Manager

    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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  • Clare Lewis

    Clare Lewis

    HR Manager

    Clare is an experienced HR professional who has spent over 30 years working within ...

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  • Julie Evans

    Julie Evans

    Operations & Development Manager

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

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  • Sarah Shorrock

    Operations Manager

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

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  • Andy Mount

    ICT Manager

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

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  • Matt Greenhalgh

    Management Accountant

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

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