I am so pleased to be able to combine my personal and professional experience and be part of the Step One team, working to improve the charities resilience and by doing so enabling it to help more people overcome their personal challenges and achieve their potential.

Diane Bassett - Trustee

Diane has been a Trustee of Step One 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.

She is an experienced finance professional who has worked at a senior level for small and medium-sized commercial operations for over 30 years. Diane joined South West Lakes Trust as a part-time Financial Controller when it was formed in March 2000 and was responsible for establishing and improving the financial procedures and IT systems of the charity. She was heavily involved in preparing the due diligence, take over and integration of Wheal Martyn into SWLT and has excellent knowledge of charities structure. As Corporate Services Director, she is responsible for business management, performance monitoring, finance, HR, training, health and safety, continuous improvement, information technology and is the Company Secretary of the subsidiaries.