Executive team & Trustees
Eilis Rainsford - Chief Executive
Eilis leads our Executive Team and is responsible to the Trustees for the achievement of the charity’s objectives.
Charlotte Davies - Director of Finance
Charlotte is responsible for our finance and corporate services.
Martin Oxley – Director of Operations
Martin is responsible for all of the mental health and employment services developed and delivered by Step One.
Sue Sutherland - Chair
Sue became Chair in 2018, bringing leadership, governance and management experience from her roles in the NHS, higher education and charitable sectors.
Imran Beider - Trustee
Imran has been a trustee since 2013. He is currently a Management Accountant with Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust.
Diane Bassett - Trustee
Diane has been our trustee since September 2017. She is a fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants and a previous Trustee and Vice Chairman of the Charity Finance Group.
Robert Williams - Trustee
Robert has been our trustee since May 2017. He is currently a director of a business advisory and management consultancy firm. Robert has over 25 years’ management consulting experience focusing on business transformation and organisational change.
Mark Taylor - Trustee
Mark has been our trustee since 2014. Since 2003 he has undertaken a number of consultancies and investigative assignments for the NHS and has been Vice Chair of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), a Governor of Plymouth University and Chair of Devon Partnership NHS Trust.
Mandy Reynolds - Trustee
Mandy became a trustee in 2018. She is currently Director of Marketing at Stephens Scown. Mandy is an award-winning marketer with over 20 years’ experience of strategic marketing, client service and internal communications.
Edmund Probert - Trustee
Edmund has been our trustee since 2013, after volunteering his services as a legal adviser to the board. He is a member of the Devon Air Ambulance management team and a director of The Treatment Network Group Limited.
Dave Hodgetts - Trustee
Dave has been our trustee since 2015, after being a trustee and vice-chairman of Community Care Trust since 2009. He has been a director of Brixham 21 Limited (a not for profit community company set up to coordinate the regeneration of Brixham), chairman of Brixham Community Partnership, and chairman and trustee of Torbay Community Partnership.
Peter McCann - Trustee
Peter has been our trustee since April 2015. He has a strong interest in charity developments, is a business coach (operated as a Growth Accelerator coach for small and medium enterprises in Devon) and a charity CEO coach.