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.

Tanya Braun

Tanya braun, director, policy and communications

Tanya joined Living Streets in 2015 with a background in journalism and PR. Throughout her time at Living Streets, she has increased the charity’s profile significantly, won industry awards and established the charity’s dynamic brand.

Appointed Director in October 2022, Tanya now has overall responsibility for our policy, campaigns, public affairs, communications and marketing activity.

Outside of work, you’ll find Tanya navigating pavements with a pram – pointing out all that could be done to improve them.

Alex McHardy

Alex McHardy, Head of Commercial Development

Alex joined Living Streets in March 2011, and as Head of Commercial Development leads on unrestricted income streams. These include our trading subsidiary Living Streets Services Ltd (LSS), individual giving, and corporate partnerships. Alex and his team are responsible for the strategic development of commercial products and services linked to Living Streets’ audience programmes across the UK, such as our Walk to School portfolio and our offer to workplaces.

Sally Fixter

Sally Fixter, Head of Institutional Development

Sally joined Living Streets in August 2012 and worked in the Local Impact department prior to moving over to Development in 2015. Sally and her team are responsible for fundraising for Living Streets’ charitable activities from a variety of sources including: statutory grants and contracts, and charitable trusts and foundations.

Sally has 20 years’ experience of development and programme management in the public and charity sectors – having worked at Arts Council England on their groundbreaking Creative Partnerships programme for schools and in widening participation at the Northern School of Art. Sally is currently studying for the Chartered Institute of Fundraising International Advanced Diploma.