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

Mary Creagh

Mary Creagh, Chief Executive

Mary joined Living Streets in September 2020, bringing over 20 years’ experience campaigning for environmental and social justice, as a Labour Councillor, MP, Government Whip, Shadow Cabinet Minister and Select Committee Chair.

Mary is Visiting Professor at Cranfield University, and Chair of Responsible Business Practice at Lexington Communications. 


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.

Steve Edwards


Stephen Edwards joined Living Streets in December 2018, bringing a wealth of public affairs experience having spent 18 years advising organisations on their public relations and communications strategies.

Stephen is responsible for the management and direction of the Policy and Communications department, which leads on Living Streets policy, public affairs, campaigns, supporter engagement, communications, marketing and media.

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. 

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.