Stephen Edwards has been named as the new Director of Policy and Communications at Living Streets, and will join the charity in December 2018.

Stephen brings a wealth of public affairs experience having spent 18 years advising organisations on their public relations and communications strategies, most recently as Deputy Managing Partner of Interel Group in the UK. Stephen has worked with a range of charities, both as a trustee and as an adviser.

Stephen Edwards, said:

“As a passionate walker, I leapt at the opportunity to work for a purpose-driven organisation like Living Streets which is dealing with issues that make a difference to everyday walking.

“As a parent of young children and a school governor, I'm particularly looking forward to being involved in the important work being done to encourage and enable more children to walk to school.

“I am excited about working with a great team to shift the dial in favour of pedestrians across the UK.”

Joe Irvin, Chief Executive, Living Streets said:

“I’m thrilled to welcome Steve to Living Streets and look forward to seeing the difference his expertise in public affairs, policy and communications makes to an already outstanding team.

“With Steve in place, we will continue to build strong relationships with key decision-makers across UK government, devolved nations and key cities, making the case for public policies that make Britain better for everyday walking.”

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