Stephen Ede Vice Chair of Trustees

Stephen Ede

Vice Chair

01603 615670

Trustee since 2013.

Tell us about your career:

My career to date has been quite varied, having started working as a labourer on building sites from leaving school and then as a contracts manager for a cleaning company taking the company from regional to national! I then moved into sales and held many different roles across ten years working for The Royal Bank of Scotland, managing many different sales teams and later on IT analysis and development teams. On leaving RBS I moved to Kier and across the last four years have worked as IT Business Analyst, Senior Business Analyst, Senior Strategic Solutions Analyst and currently working as a Solution Architect where I’m heavily involved in creation and development of the Architecture function within Kier, mainly focusing on the Business and Application layers.

Why did you decide to become a Trustee?

I had been looking for a way to better support local charities for a while and had worked with a couple of other local charities to help develop strategy, business process and supporting applications. Working with a charity as a Trustee was something I felt I could commit to and hopefully add value based on my skill set. I had always been impressed by the support provided to local young people by The Benjamin Foundation and it stood out as a charity I wanted to work with.

Tell us a bit about yourself:

I’m local to Norfolk, born and raised in Great Yarmouth and moved to Norwich at 16 where I currently live with my partner Helen and our 2 boxer dogs. Outside of work I enjoy walking, football (more watching these days…), running, snooker and the occasional game of tennis.

I really enjoyed opening up my presents. Thank you so much.

A young person we look after in one of our accommodation centres

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