Steve was born in Liverpool and started his first construction company at the age of 21 with a loan of £5,000 from his father. He is founder and Non-Executive Chairman of Redrow, one of the UK’s most successful housebuilders, and a FTSE 250 company. He received a CBE in 2016 for Philanthropic Services via the work of the Steve Morgan Foundation following an OBE in 1992 for Services to the Construction Industry.
“The Steve Morgan Foundation aims to make a difference to the lives of those suffering from disability or disadvantage in our region. To me it is about giving something back, and it is a joy to be in a position to be able to help the people who really need it.”
Rhiannon Walker OBE
Supported by a small dedicated team
Rhiannon Walker OBE
One of the longest serving trustees, Rhiannon received the OBE in 2008 for Services to Education. A qualified solicitor, Rhiannon serves as President of the Special Educational Needs Tribunal for Wales.
“From my student years, I have always carried out volunteer work but, during my working life, it has been more difficult to fit in volunteering. It is therefore important to me now to be able to continue to help charities and the ‘making a difference’ ethos of the Steve Morgan Foundation really resonates with me. Seeing the difference that the money donated by the Foundation makes to people’s lives is very rewarding.”
Vincent is one of the longest serving Trustees and acts as Secretary. He is a non-executive Director at The Bridgemere Group and sits on the board of The Way Youth Zone in Wolverhampton. A hugely experienced Legal Director prior to retirement, Vincent has extensive experience in both private practice and industry.
“Being a trustee of the Steve Morgan Foundation for the last 16 years has been an extraordinary privilege. Coming from a comfortable, middle-class background it has enabled me to see, understand and respect at first hand the difficulties many people have to endure in seeking to overcome disability, poverty, loneliness, homelessness, mental health issues and substance abuse. It has also helped me to appreciate the wonderful work carried out in the charity sector by so many inspirational people, especially volunteers.”
Chairman at recruitment business Stark Brooks, Sally became a trustee in October 2015. Possessing over 25 years’ recruitment experience, Sally is regarded as one of the Top 50 most influential women in the North West and one of the country’s leading head hunters. Sally is married to Steve.
“I am particularly proud that as trustees we all visit and take a close interest in the many charities we support.”
Our newest Trustee, joining us in January, 2017. Jonathan is the Commercial Director at The Bridgemere Group and a Chartered Surveyor possessing over 30 years' experience in the construction and property industries.
“It is a tremendous privilege and a joy to represent the Steve Morgan Foundation, which focuses upon local charities that might otherwise be overlooked and drowned out by the larger, national charities which have much larger advertising budgets. The Foundation makes a huge impact where it is needed most, and as trustees we have the pleasure of meeting some fantastic heroes and seeing the work that they carry out within our local communities. It is amazing what a difference the Steve Morgan Foundation makes!”
Appointed as a Trustee and Treasurer in July 2011. Ashley is a Director at The Bridgemere Group, with years of vast experience in the world of finance.
“The Steve Morgan Foundation’s philosophy is based on ‘making a difference’ and I have found it to be such a great privilege to visit so many charities, often operating in the most difficult circumstances, to play a small part in helping to achieve that aim. Given Steve’s recent remarkable act of generosity I look forward to being able to extend our reach still further in the coming years.”