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Sally Stephens

Sally Stephens

Senior Governance Consultant

Sally specialises in governance advice, board reviews, and trusteeship training. She can help with decision making processes and change management.

Sally supports organisations to follow the Charity Governance Code. She’s an experienced project manager and has worked on board-led initiatives covering governance, strategy, and creating social impact. She also has personal experience as a trustee working with community arts charities.

Sally is experienced in leading in-person and online sessions as a trainer and facilitator. She regularly works with a range of participants, from trustees and senior leaders to charity beneficiaries. She’s also acted as a mentor, supporting trustees and staff members to develop governance systems and practices.

Sally previously worked as head of governance in large membership organisations. She has extensive experience in external complaint investigation and helping organisations develop complaints resolution processes.

Areas of expertise

  • Board reviews
  • Organisational governance
  • Trustee training and development
  • Board culture and relationships
  • Complaints management
  • Strategy development

Sally’s clients have included

  • Leeds Heritage Theatres: Reviewing governance and organisational structure and supporting the recruitment of new trustees.
  • The Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare: Reviewing governance, including the balance between the trustee board and the wider council.
  • Switchboard LGBT+ Helpline: Auditing governance practices during changes to a staffing structure.
  • The Design Council: Delivering a light-touch governance audit and assurance process.
  • The Royal Town Planning Institute: Developing bespoke training on governance structures and effectiveness.

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