Governance

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Governance 2022-05-24T10:18:31+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, is a visiting lecturer at the University of Bedfordshire Business School and also works for Coventry University.  A qualified coach she is an active CIPD branch committee member, mentor and has volunteered for several charities for over 20 years.  She is currently a Trustee of a local disability charity and joined Stepping Stones in May 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.

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.

Letitia Winston

Letitia Winston

Letitia is a HR professional with over 22 years experience, now working as a Senior Mental Health Specialist within a large global business. Letitia joined Stepping Stones as a Trustee in April 2022 and has previously been involved in several charities in the homeless and educational sectors within Milton Keynes and South Africa. Letitia has also worked with a local school in Leighton Buzzard supporting their careers department helping students to consider their transition into the working environment.

Manoj Jain Treasurer

Manoj Jain

Manoj Jain has 21 years of experience in finance. He started his career as an Assistant Accountant based in India gaining experience with manufacturing and forex bank. He then relocated to the UK in 2005 working for an Accounting practice gaining excellent experience and exposure to the UK sector. After that worked for 14 years in a marketing company. He left there as a Financial Controller (UK) and CFO (USA).

He is a treasurer of a London based charity organization for the last 8 years and helps them with their annual functions, compering and entertainment programmes as well. He joined Stepping Stones in Nov 2020.

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.

Trustee Claire McInally

Claire McInally

She joined Stepping Stones as a Trustee in April 2022, having previously been a listening volunteer and Trustee with Samaritans Luton, South Beds & Harpenden.

She is very much looking forward to making a difference at Stepping Stones.