Stephen Bell OBE

Chief Executive

I am honoured to be the Chief Executive of Changing Lives, an amazing organisation comprising 500 dedicated staff, helping 21,000 people change their lives for the better each year.

My background is in finance and business and I came to work for Changing Lives in 1995 as their Finance Manager. I then progressed to Operations Manager, before taking on the role of Chief Executive in 2002.  

As Chief Executive, I am charged by the Board of Trustees to develop and deliver the overall strategy for the organisation. It has been my pleasure to execute this responsibility for many years and – alongside our Trustees and Executive Team – to see the organisation to growth in all areas: people supported, projects in our portfolio, geographic reach, staff employed and annual turnover.

I am deeply interested in homelessness and its causes. Until 2012 I was a trustee of Homeless Link and I sit on a Government Select Committee investigating homelessness and related issues.

I consider myself very fortunate to be able to use my professional expertise to further our understanding of this on-going national issue and improve outcomes for people with facing multiple disadvantage.

In my free time, I am a keen golfer and enthusiastic football fan, and have two great children and an understanding wife!

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