Steve Bell joined the Board of Trustees at Action for Children in November 2020. Steve Chairs our Audit & Risk Committee.

Steve was the first of his extended family to attend university. He read law at Durham and qualified as a chartered accountant. He then spent 33 years with accounting firm EY in a variety of roles. He was a leader for the European Financial Services consulting business, and a Partner at EY from 1999 until 2020.

Steve is an Independent Member of the Real Time Gross Settlement/CHAPS Board at the Bank of England.

Steve is now using his experience to help charities working with young people in the UK. He is Chairman of the board of trustees for the Country Trust, a national educational charity. His personal fundraising includes hiking in the Sahara and running the London Marathon.

His interests include golf, watching sport (particularly football and cricket) and hiking.