our people

We serve in our local churches, as elders, youth workers, worship leaders and council members. We see no divide between what happens on a Sunday and the working week that follows.

We are accountants and lawyers, trainers and administrators. We work together to bring the best of our expertise to the Church, to cheer our fellow Christians on as they put faith into action around the world.

Stewart McCulloch, CEO, StewardshipStewart McCulloch, Chief Executive

Stewart joined Stewardship in August 2018.

Stewart is a Chartered Accountant who spent the early part of his career in management consulting, before leading a number of insurance businesses through significant change (including the provider of outsourced claims and accounting services to the participants in the Lloyd’s of London insurance market).

Prior to joining Stewardship, Stewart was Global Insurance Director for VisionFund, the micro finance operation of World Vision, where his focus was on creating innovative solutions to help ensure the lives of over one million vulnerable families are more resilient to sickness, bereavement, crop failure and climate shocks. This work culminated in the launch of the world’s largest non-governmental climate insurance scheme in January 2018.

You can read about Stewart's appointment as CEO of Stewardship, following Mike O'Neill's return to America.

Follow Stewart on Twitter: @StewardshipCEO

 


Frances Miles, Chief Relationship Officer

Frances has been with Stewardship since 2005. Initially Frances worked within our Insurance team and more recently as Giving Services manager. Before joining Stewardship, Frances previously worked in recruitment, banking and local government. She is a member of a Central London Methodist church and is married to a Methodist Minister. 

Follow Frances on Twitter: @frances_mil

 

 


Juliet Maggs, Chief Financial Officer

Juliet joined Stewardship in September 2015 as Finance Director.  She is a qualified Chartered Accountant, graduating from City University London.

She first dipped her toe in the water of charity finance as Chief Accountant for The Prince's Trust.  She has since gone on to build her commercial career in senior finance roles within the pharmaceutical, publishing, and, more latterly, natural health care industries.

Juliet has been a member of St Helen's Bishopsgate for many years and has served on their finance committee for the last ten.


Daniel Jones, Chief Generosity Officer

Daniel joined Stewardship in 2007 and is responsible for marketing, communications, new product development and our generosity campaigns (such as the popular 40acts Lent Challenge).

Daniel also serves as an independent member of the National Stewardship Committee for the Church of England, particularly advising on digital and content strategies.

Before joining Stewardship, Daniel led Hand in Hand for 3 years, an international  Christian development charity which he co-founded with friends.

He is married with a young daughter and is currently exploring life in a new, local, ecumenical church plant.

Follow Daniel on Twitter: @dmjonesoir

  


Gary Palmer, Chief Operations Officer

Gary joined Stewardship in August 2017 as Chief Information Officer. He has held various Senior Information Systems roles in the Telecoms industry, but has more recently been ensuring programmes and projects are reliably delivered in HMRC, IBM, and NSPCC. He is married to Jan, and they have 3 children, all adults. Gary and Jan are passionate about relationships and have been volunteering for much of their married life with Agapé’s FamilyLife UK to help strengthen couple relationships. They are members of St James Church, Gerrards Cross.

  


Ram Gidoomal

Ram Gidoomal CBE FIC FRSA (Chair)

Ram is a businessman and entrepreneur. He lives in London and is Chairman of Fair Trade pioneers Traidcraft plc and global mission charity The Lausanne Movement. Ram’s other current roles include Chair of Allia Ltd, South Asian Concern, Welsh based renewables energy company Dulas Ltd, Board Member of the Food Standards Agency and Trustee of Chiltern Church.
 
Past roles include UK Chief Executive of the Inlaks Group, Board and Council Member of Imperial College, Member of the Complaints Audit Committee of the UK Border Agency and co-founder of the Christmas Cracker Charity which engaged over 50,000 young people in the UK to raise over £5million for good causes in the developing world. He was a candidate for London Mayor for the Christian Peoples Alliance in 2000 and 2004.
 
Ram is married to Sunita and they have three children, all married, and seven grandchildren.



Antony Barnes - Stewardship trustee

Antony Barnes

Antony is a qualified Chartered Accountant and Corporate Treasurer. He has worked at Experian for over ten years, in Holland, Ireland and now England. He is currently Director of Corporate Finance, responsible for Experian’s global tax, treasury and insurance activities.

He has been involved in church and charity finance for over thirty years, at various times having been a parish treasurer, member of a board of finance, chairman of a finance, investment or capital committee and a trustee and treasurer of The Stewards’ Trust. He is married with four children in their late teens and early twenties and lives in Buckinghamshire and London.

 


Simon BlakeSimon Blake

Simon is an accountant working in practice in the city of London specialising in corporate finance. He is passionate about using his professional skill set for the work of Christ throughout his life and joined Stewardship as a trustee in 2008, having been a client in various capacities for over 10 years. Simon is a deacon and church treasurer, and is married with two sons. That doesn't mean much time off, but escaping to Cornwall is something the family does whenever possible. 

 


Stephanie BidenStephanie Biden

Stephanie is a partner at Bates Wells Braithwaite, providing legal advice to charities and social enterprises. She loves meeting people with bright ideas about changing the world, and helping to make those ideas happen through her legal work. Before joining BWB she spent 8 months working with International Justice Mission, supporting projects aimed at reducing sex trafficking in northern Thailand.

Stephanie is also a trustee of Tearfund and of Breaking Barriers (a charity supporting refugees into work). She is a theatre and film fan, an avid traveller and occasionally runs a supper club in her home which raises funds for small charities. 


Gareth BurnsGareth Burns

Gareth, a qualified actuary, has worked in a variety of senior leadership roles with Equinor (formerly Statoil), a Norwegian energy company. Currently based in Equinor's London office, he moved to London in 1998 and has experience from all aspects of the global energy value chain as well as being chairman of his employer’s defined benefit pension plan. Gareth, an Irish citizen, first encountered Stewardship when the Macedonian Evangelical Trust merged with Stewardship in 2001 and was delighted to become a trustee in 2015. He is also a trustee of his local church in Hampstead. Married to Siobhán, he is a keen cyclist and regular spectator of the sporting endeavours of his two sons

 

Sandra CobbinSandra Cobbin

Sandra enjoys a diverse career providing management and leadership training and coaching for charity and church leaders. She is a mediator, working with churches and charities experiencing conflict. Sandra is married to Steve (a Baptist Pastor) and has two grown up step-sons. She enjoys reading, walking, going to the cinema and spending time with friends. Sandra is passionate about Stewardship's core values. In her own words, Sandra has said, "I'm delighted to be part of the team of Stewardship Trustees, to work with people who live the values they profess." 

 

Heather GrizzleHeather Grizzle

Heather is a founding partner of Causeway Strategies, a boutique consulting firm that helps individuals, organizations and corporations to communicate, connect and advance their objectives more effectively. She is the co-author, with Jon Tyson, of A Creative Minority: Influencing Culture Through Redemptive Participation.

She was formerly a partner at ASG Advisors, which advises corporate foundations and executives on their philanthropic and positioning efforts. Her background includes work in the White House and the U.S. House of Representatives, as well as corporate communications in New York and charity sector communications in London. She graduated cum laude with high honors in Economics from Harvard University, where her thesis included original research on giving and volunteering in the United States.

Heather is a member of the Boards of Innovations for Poverty Action, Alpha USA and KidsMatter.

She and her husband, Ben, have four young children.. 

 

 

Jeremy MarshallJeremy Marshall

Jeremy worked for over 20 years with Credit Suisse in Switzerland, USA and UK, finishing in 2008 as CEO of the UK private bank. After that he was CEO of C.Hoare & Co, the UK’s oldest private bank until 2016, as well as Senior Independent Director of Waterlogic PLC. He is currently on long term sick leave from work. He and his wife Jeanette have three grown up children and live in Sevenoaks. About 10 years ago, they helped set up and lead a church plant from St Nicholas Sevenoaks. He is also Chairman of Christianity Explored, Pastor Training International and Christian Books Worldwide and Treasurer of London Seminary. He has an MA from Cambridge and an MBA from INSEAD.


Helen SeniorHelen Senior

Helen is Director of Financial Operations for Bridges Ventures, a private equity house which has pioneered social impact investing, for instance through backing entrepreneurs in deprived areas.

Helen is passionate about the role of innovative financial solutions in tackling poverty and funding churches. She qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Coopers & Lybrand and was previously with Baillie Gifford, an Edinburgh-based global investment firm.

A former Alpha for Business adviser, Helen sees the workplace as a key mission field and, through her work with Business Matters, helped to develop a range of events to support Christians in the workplace and reinforce Christian ethics in business in Edinburgh.

Helen is also a clergy wife, married to David, a Curate at St Paul’s Howell Hill. They have two young children and, when time allows, she is usually to be found tackling an increasingly overgrown garden.

 

Ritz SteylerRitz Steytler

Ritz Steytler is a technology entrepreneur and investor. Formerly a management consultant with IBM and Accenture, he has over 20 years experience in the transformation and growth of complex multinational businesses including Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Marks and Spencer, Shell, Virgin Media, Cable & Wireless, and Legal and General.

In May 2011, he led the acquisition of omni-channel payment processor PXP (formerly Servebase) by Abacus Partners, a privately held buyout firm that he founded in 2008. Following this investment, he served as CEO and Board Director of PXP up to its acquisition by Kalixa in May 2014, and subsequently as COO and Board Director of Kalixa until October 2015. Ritz holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Computer Science from Stellenbosch University and an MBA with Distinction from London Business School.

 

Michael WrightMichael Wright

Michael is an Investment Director of Rathbone Investment Management Limited, managing private client portfolios, pension funds and specialising in charities with ethical constraints, both in the U.K. and overseas. Prior to joining Laurence Prust in 1979, he trained and qualified in the Private Client Department of Grieveson Grant & Co., in the City. Michael is a Fellow of the Securities Institute. He is a member of an Anglican church in Knightsbridge, Holy Trinity Brompton and an Alpha Partner. His interests include sailing, skiing, painting, squash and chess. 


 

Kevin RussellKevin Russell, Technical Director

Kevin is a chartered accountant and was previously a tax consultant with Price Waterhouse. Recognised as a leading authority on charity law, tax and finance in the Christian sector, Kevin is an accomplished conference speaker and a key liaison with regulators, such as the Charity Commission, HMRC and the Treasury, as well as with Government. He is Vice Chairman of the Charity Tax Group and authors many of Stewardship's Briefing Papers. Kevin is married to Carol and they have three adult children. He is a member of Grace Church, Highlands in North London.

 @KevnRussell

 


Stephen Mathews, Head of Accountancy and Consultancy Services

Stephen is Head of Accountancy and Consultancy Services at Stewardship and has spent over 25 years in the accountancy profession. Stephen manages the team that provide the Accounts Examination and Consulting services. He is a trustee for a number of small Christian charities and has been involved in various church leadership roles over 20 years.

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