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.
Ashley became our trustee in 2018. He has his own corporate finance consultancy and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.