Following 18 years in local authority social work, Steve James has been Chief Executive of the Avenues Group for the past 20 years. Avenues is a charity which pioneers specialist social care supporting people facing significant disadvantage through illness and disability so they can live full lives in their local communities.
Previous to his appointment on Oxleas' Board, Steve spent eight years working as a non executive director for NHS Greenwich. He has an interest in community health services and particularly how they can integrate with social care. Steve is also the Senior Independent Director.
Steve has lived in Greenwich for 28 years and is married with two adult children.