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David Hawes - Trustee

Dave joined Step One as a Trustee in 2021. He is currently part of the Senior Leadership Team at the Devon Air Ambulance Trust.

Dave qualified as an accountant with H W Fisher in London before working as an Audit Manager at BDO Sydney. 

Following a return to England and a period of working for Capita as a Manager of the Investment Trust and Venture Capital Trusts team in Exeter, he moved into the charity sector as Director of Finance & Infrastructure at Devon Air Ambulance in 2014.

Dave overseas the facilities and finance departments and is an integral part of the governance structure as part of the executive leadership team for the Charity and a Director for its trading company.

He is also a Director of the Institute of Legacy Management.

Working for a charity in the health sector has helped me appreciate what a vital and life-changing difference a well-run and professional charity can make when supported by its local community.  It created a desire for me to contribute my own efforts more widely and I was delighted to be given an opportunity to be involved in Step One, a Charity which makes such a significant difference to so many individuals.  I hope that my experience in the charity sector will be able to help make a contribution, however small, to the significant impact Step One has on those it supports in what are challenging times for many.