Trustees have a duty to comply with the law on all occasions in accordance with the trust placed in them and in such a way as to preserve public confidence in First Steps ED.

They are accountable for their decisions and actions to the public, funders and specifically our service users and their closet assets, families and peers.


Carolyn Gilby (First Steps ED Chair)

Daniel Dark (First Steps ED Trustee)

Dr Heike Bartel (First Steps ED Trustee)

Emily Elson (First Steps ED Trustee)

Karen JacksonChair Finance Committee
Karen joined the board in April 2021
Kelly StevensTrustee
Kelly joined the board in April 2021
Sue McCreadyChair Governance Committee
Sue joined the board in April 2021


Catherine Cleary MBE (First Steps ED Founder)

Frank Lord (First Steps ED Patron)

Dave Chawner (First Steps ED Patron)

Mark Thomas (First Steps ED Patron)

Dr Antony Natt (First Steps ED Patron)

Dr Chris Gillespie (First Steps ED Patron)

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