Action for Stammering Children’s Chief Executive, Steven Gauge, has announced he will be stepping down in May, this year.

The Charity, Action for Stammering Children looks back at the work of its Chief Executive, Steven Gauge, as it announces that he will be stepping down later in May, this year for family health reasons.

Steven joined the Charity, Action for Stammering Children in early 2018 as Chief Exec, leading the strategy, creating brand new projects and raising vital funds for the Charity. He will be continuing in the role until May of this year to ensure that there is plenty of time to appoint his successor.

Steven has raised the profile of the Charity securing national media coverage including on the BBC and ITV news. He led the Charity’s 30th Anniversary fundraising year which included a Radio 4 appeal and an “Evening with Michael Palin” and a glittering “Strictly” event featuring Ed Balls and other Strictly stars. In addition to fundraising for The Michael Palin Centre, Steven set up a careers networking event and a mentoring programme for young people who stammer and are at the start of their careers.

Chair of the Board of Trustees, Dame Jane Roberts said, “I have very much enjoyed working with Steven over the last year since I was appointed to chair the Board of Trustees, and I am all too aware that his leaving is a very considerable loss for us all at ASC. Since Steven has been in post from the beginning of 2018, he has been key to the delivery​ of ASC’s strategy, supporting the ongoing work of the brilliant Michael Palin Centre team whilst expanding our other activities. 

“I know that the recruitment of a new chief executive in any organisation and the transition between one chief executive and another, is the most crucial task for any board of trustees. But ASC is a brilliant small charity, supporting the very wonderful Michael Palin Centre and providing advice and support nationwide to children and young people who stammer and their families, and has so much going for it. What a lovely job for the right person!”

The outgoing Chief Exec, Steven Gauge, said, “It was not an easy decision to leave a role where you can really feel and see the impact of the work you are doing. I have learnt so much over the last few years and feel privileged to have worked with such a supportive  and engaged Board of Trustees. I have certainly enjoyed my time here, and have been inspired by all the supporters of the Charity, including our  Stambassadors and our wonderful Youth Panel. It takes a long time to recruit a charity chief executive so I wanted to make sure the Trustees had plenty of time to select the right person to lead the Charity through it next chapter. It’s a great job and I look forward to telling potential applicants all about it.”



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