Devon-based charity, Step One is delighted to confirm Ben Greaves as their new CEO following a recruitment process during which he impressed both service managers and trustees with his strong leadership skills and positive, practical attitude towards delivering our mission to support people with disabilities and mental health issues. Ben will start in January 2023.
Ben brings 20 years’ experience from various leadership roles in the British Army, recently leading a team of 500 people across 6 sites in the UK and in 12 countries globally as a Commanding Officer and, as a result, has a deep experience of strategic planning and in-depth understanding of the importance of wellbeing in the post pandemic era. He left the Army in 2020 and gained commercial experience at J.P. Morgan as well as charity experience as a trustee of a local mental health charity. This balance of experience and skills give Ben a unique blend of visionary leadership and a people focused approach to mental health advocacy from which he will shape the future of Step One Charity.
Ben said: “I am honoured to be joining the outstanding team at Step One Charity and I’m excited at the prospect of being part of the charity’s next chapter where, as a team, we can realise the phenomenal potential of the charity to support people with disabilities and mental health issues.”
Sue Sutherland, OBE, Chair of Trustees at Step One Charity said: “On behalf of the Board of Trustees at Step One, we are delighted to welcome Ben Greaves as our new CEO. Ben is the ideal leader to champion and grow Step One’s incredible work across Devon in supporting people with a wide variety of needs to live more independently. During the interview process Ben demonstrated such a passion for the work of the charity and we look forward to seeing the organisation thrive under his leadership.”