Governance

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Governance 2020-11-06T17:20:57+00:00

The Stepping Stones’ Trustee Board is responsible for oversight of the charity. This includes ensuring the charity is carrying out its purpose for the benefit of clients, complying with law and managing resources responsibly.

All our Trustees are volunteers and donate their time, expertise and knowledge freely. There are currently 6 Trustees. The Board are always keen to hear from passionate and skilled people who are interested in joining them to expand the range of skills on our Trustee Board. As a Trustee you will oversee the work of the charity, contributing to strategic direction, evaluating performance and risk, and ensuring that the charity effectively meets its charitable objectives.

We are particularly looking for people who are passionate about what we do and have knowledge of either accounting, strategy and marketing/fundraising. You do not need to have been a trustee before, but do need to be willing to share your knowledge and skills and actively contribute to a minimum of 6 meetings per year. You may also be asked to attend a small number of events, provide ad hoc advice or support specific projects/workgroups.

Sandra Brown

Sandra Brown

Chair

Sandra Brown MA, Chartered FCIPD has 30 years’ experience of HR management in the high-technology sector and is a visiting lecturer at the University of Bedfordshire in the Business School. As an active CIPD branch committee member and mentor she is also Trustee of a local disability charity and Governor at an academy. Sandra joined Stepping Stones in 2018.

Sally Hopwood

Sally Hopwood

Deputy Chair

Sally is a company commercial solicitor and governance specialist and has worked with a variety of companies in the retail, finance and IT sectors. She joined the Stepping Stones Board in July 2018.

Sara Miles

Sara Miles

Sara started her career in drug and alcohol treatment services at HMP Wormwood Scrubs and later at Westminster Drugs Project. Sara went on to work as Community Manager at the homelessness charity, Emmaus, and currently works as Programmes & Partnerships Manager at Alzheimer’s Society where she has been since 2013. Sara joined Stepping Stones as a Trustee in 2018.

Sandra Williams-Carraro

Sandra Williams-Carraro

Sandra has over 20 years’ experience working within the HR discipline across many industries recruiting the best talent with good HR Generalist experience, managing and developing HR Advisors, Administrators and Recruitment teams. Sandra has worked with Stepping Stones as a Trustee since July 2018.

Hannah Hill

Hannah Hill

Hannah Hill is a wife, mother, barrister, school governor and charity volunteer. After graduating from university she trained to be a barrister and has been in practice for the last 15 years. Hannah recently joined Stepping Stones as a Trustee and has had significant experience of mental health issues. She is excited to be joining what has so far proved to be a safe, friendly and welcoming community. Hannah spends almost all of her free time with her children but also loves movies, all sports and foreign travel.

Rosie Hughes

Rosie Hughes

Rosie has over 25 years’ business development and marketing experience, predominately working for SME’s in the business to business sector.
She joined Stepping Stones as a Trustee in September 2020, having previously been involved with several local voluntary organisations and charities.