We have a team of friendly walking experts dotted across the UK, led by our Senior Management Team.

Steve Edwards

STEPHEN EDWARDS, Chief Executive

Stephen Edwards joined Living Streets in December 2018, bringing a wealth of public affairs experience having spent 18 years advising charities, companies and trade associations on their public relations and communications strategies. He has a wealth of education experience as Chair of Governors in a North London Primary School and has been trustee of a number of small charities.


Faheza Peerboccus, Director, Finance & Resources

Faheza is responsible for the effective financial management, statutory accounts, governance and the provision of support services, including IT and facilities management, for the charity. As an experienced senior finance professional with key expertise in financial planning, statutory reporting and change management, she leads the Finance and Resources team at Living Streets.

Faheza has over 20 years’ experience as a senior manager in the not-for-profit sector and Higher Education. She achieved Fellowship status from the Association of Chartered Accountants in 2015.

Dean Jefferys

Dean jefferys, director, local impact

Dean Jefferys joined Living Streets in January 2021, bringing extensive experience of working with children and young people gained as a secondary school teacher, Scout Leader and in senior roles at the Marine Society & Sea Cadets and the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

Dean is responsible for the successful delivery of Living Streets' projects, ensuring Living Streets’ work is maximised at a local, regional and national level.  

Karen Doyle

Karen Doyle, Director, Development

Karen Doyle joined Living Streets in January 2021. Karen comes from a fundraising, marketing and communications background, having previously worked with schools, universities and at organisations including Bertelsmann, LBC Radio, Barclaycard and The Football Association.

Karen takes charge of the charity’s income generation activity, including grants and contracts, fundraising, and commercial income from Living Streets Services Ltd (LSS), the charity’s wholly owned trading subsidiary. 

Roberta Fusco

Roberta Fusco, Interim Director of Policy and Communications

Roberta joined Living Streets in September 2021 and has over 20 years’ experience in policy and communications roles gained across public sector and charity including at the Cabinet Office, Transport for London, London Borough of Sutton, the British Heart Foundation and Charity Finance Group.

Roberta enjoys volunteering and has been a school governor for a number of years and for six years was Chair of her local National Autistic Society branch. Roberta and the P&C team are responsible for external influencing at Living Streets, including campaigns, policy, engagement including through our network of local groups, communications, press, public affairs and marketing.