Dotted across the UK our team of friendly walking experts are ready to help get you or your community walking, led by our Senior Management Team.

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Joe Irvin has a wealth of experience in the public and third sectors. He joined Living Streets in 2014 from being CEO at NAVCA - a voluntary sector strategic partner of the Department of Health and the Office of Civil Society. Joe has also held senior roles in the Prime Minister’s office, and as special adviser to the Deputy Prime Minister.

Joe also worked for the RSPB following a number of years at the TGWU union and the TUC. In government he worked on the1998 integrated Transport White Paper, ‘right to roam’ legislation and Encouraging Walking guidelines for local authorities. He is an elected trustee of ACEVO and Voluntary Action Islington, a judge for the Guardian Charity Awards and Charity Times awards, and an advisory board member of Charityworks.

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Jenni is currently 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.

Jenni is an experienced project manager with key expertise in schools, sustainability and behaviour change. With a background in education, Jenni has worked in the charity sector for more than 10 years, successfully delivering projects for cross-UK and international audiences.

Chris Rushbrook


Chris currently leads the Local Impact department, which delivers lasting impact through our project and partnership work around the UK.

Chris has a background in project delivery and management, and has managed projects working with schools, workplaces and communities since joining Living Streets in 2010. He has also previously worked on school education and engagement campaigns with both Macmillan Cancer Support and ActionAid UK.


Faheza Peerboccus, Director, Finance and 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.

Simon Bromhead

Simon Bromhead, Head of Development

Simon jointly leads the Development department, which focuses on generating income for Living Streets to help us deliver our vision and mission. Simon manages the Institutional Development team, responsible for securing grant and contract income, and developing projects.

Simon has worked in the charitable sector for over 20 years, for a range of organisations including Groundwork and the British Museum. He has extensive experience of fundraising from public, private and third sector sources, and developing effective partnerships with a range of different organisations. He is based in Newcastle upon Tyne and is also a trustee at Newcastle Carers.