Street League operates with an innovative co-leadership model that recognises a single vision and charitable purpose, enabled through two distinct revenue models across Scotland and England.

Co-Leader - Lindsey MacDonald

Lindsey is currently our Director of Strategy and Impact, having joined Street League in 2014 as Managing Director of Street League’s female engagement programmes. This was transformative for the organisation, increasing our female participation rate from 3% in 2014 to 29% last year. She has worked with colleagues, partners, young people and the Board to develop our impact measurement systems and develop our new strategy, which sees us working with a wider age range to prevent youth unemployment. Lindsey joined Street League from the Homeless FA, the national homeless football charity, which she co-founded in 2011. Her previous experience was with charities working in international development, homelessness and sport. Named a Loran Scholar in 2002, Lindsey holds a B.Sc. (Hons) from Queen’s University in Canada. In 2015 she completed her doctorate at Brunel University. Lindsey won the UK's Women of the Future Award in 2017 and having received a Women's Leadership scholarship completed her Executive MBA at Cass Business School, graduating with distinction in 2019.

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Co-Leader - Dougie Stevenson 

Dougie is currently our Managing Director (Scotland) and joined Street League in 2004 with a range of third sector front line experience.  Dougie created the staff ‘delivery team’ model and conceived Street League’s ‘Academy’ concept.  He led Street League in Scotland from ‘participation only’ into ‘employability services’ in 2009 and as UK COO, 2011-14, oversaw the transition to an employability focus nationally including regional launches into Greater Manchester and expansion in London.  Under his leadership, Street League’s operational footprint in Scotland has grown from one to sixteen local authorities and, with his team, has consistently driven, year on year, seven figure revenues and investment for the charity.  Dougie holds an honours degree from the University of Edinburgh in Community Education and has a postgraduate certificate in Management with distinction from Strathclyde Business School where he is undertaking his Executive MBA. Dougie has also completed the Transformational Leadership executive programme at Cambridge University, Judge Business School.

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Finance Director - Lesley Caron 

Lesley is a Chartered Accountant and member of the FCCA (fellowship of ACCA) who joined Street League in July 2013. She spent the early part of her career in IT after gaining a BSc in Computer/IT studies while working for Shell UK. She then worked for over 15 years in the commercial service sector in finance roles, specialising in working with SMEs with growth potential. Lesley is relishing the move into the Third Sector and the opportunity to bring her business acumen to bear on an exciting, dynamic charity in her role as Finance Director of Street League. 

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Commercial Director - Nigel Mansfield 

Nigel started his career as a marketer in the commercial sector, creating and delivering promotional campaigns for household brands like Kit Kat, Coca-Cola, Burger King and Eurostar. Following that, he joined the charitable sector to develop partnership strategies for youth charities like Action for Children and v the youth volunteering organisation, alongside brands like MTV, Nike, Red Bull and the Premier League. Since joining Street League in 2011, Nigel’s role has been to develop funding relationships to expand Street League’s offering to young people in new areas across the UK. 


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Managing Director, England - Allan Garratt

Allan is an experienced leader who has worked in several sectors. These include welfare, training and skills over the past five years and previously in retail. He is used to managing multiple contracts and large teams. Allan has worked successfully on government contracts such as the work programme and skills support in both the West Midlands and the North West regions. He has worked with the DWP, SFA, councils and SMEs.

Allan is committed to social change and supporting others to reach their potential. He is motivated by helping individuals into work, education or training to improve their lives. Allan has recently joined Street League and is excited about the opportunity to strengthen and expand the Street League footprint in England. He is committed to developing the model and passionate about making a difference to more young people.

Allan has a track record of sustained development of his teams, with a strategic and driven approach to team building and business development. He graduated from the University of Keele, Staffordshire with a BA(Hons). He currently lives near Manchester, although originally hails from Cumbria. 

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