Type of Fellowship: General
Year of Fellowship: 2014
Stephanie is currently the Investment & Communities Manager for Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland. She is a trustee and the Honorary Treasurer of Children 1st (one of Scotland's leading Children's charities), a position she has held for five years. Stephanie has recently been appointed a trustee of Evaluation Support Scotland.
Previously Stephanie has worked for Deutsche Bank as a Business Manager in their Equity Derivatives trading team, and as an internal auditor with Morgan Grenfell. Prior to this she trained as a chartered accountant with Price Waterhouse. In between these diverse career paths Stephanie took a career break to bring up a young family and settle into a new life in Edinburgh. A desire to build on her wide financial experience but applied in a different field, coupled with a strong sense of family and community spirit, led to a change in career direction and involvement in the Social Sector.
As the financial environment has become more challenging, through the experience of her current roles, she has seen an increasing need for strong corporate governance and the provision of robust financial management; that allow organisations to function efficiently and effectively, whilst enabling the delivery of vital services to be maintained. In the face of continued financial constraints, and to encourage greater levels of investment in the sector, she is keen to establish a clearer understanding of the link between service outcomes and benefits and funding.
Current principal role: Investment & Communities Manager
Current principal organisation: LLoyds TSB Foundation for Scotland
Other leadership role 1: Trustee and Treasurer
Other organisation 1: Children 1st
Other leadership role 2: Trustee
Other organisation 2: Evaluation Support Scotland
Research: What progress has been made, in Scotland, “in favour of preventative action” in the delivery of public services? What is limiting that progress and if lack of financial resources is one of the limitations, are there other sources of finance that could be used to support preventative action?
Research topics: Social investment;
Secondment host: WEVolution