Beanstalk is led by a Senior Leadership Team made up of people with decades worth of high-level experience from the private and charitable sector. Together, they manage our strategy, operations, fundraising, communications and finances. 

Ginny Lunn
CEO

Through roles at The Prince's Trust and Save the Children, Ginny has vast experience of delivering policy programmes and strategy on a national basis. She started her career as a primary school teacher, where she witnessed first-hand the importance literacy plays in enabling children to reach their potential. 

Ginny was shortlisted for 'Rising Chief Executive' in the Third Sector Excellence Awards 2017. 


Annie Williams
Director of Income

Annie has extensive experience in fundraising, having raised six figure sums at The Prince's Trust and The Start Up Loan Company. Prior to this she had a successful background in the business sector. 

Steve Hawe
Director of Shared Services 


Steve spent 13 years' in international marketing within the academic publishing/online information sector before moving into the charity sector. He worked in fundraising at The Big Issue Foundation and the Disabled Living Foundation before joining Beanstalk and now leads on our marcomms, IT, impact and admin functions.

Rachel Kelly
Director of Local Services

Rachel spent 11 years in private sector management, training and quality and 3 years in childcare and education before joining the charity and social enterprise Reading Matters, where she became Chief Executive in 2012. Reading Matters merged with Beanstalk in 2017 and Rachel became Director of Local Services, looking after our regional areas, volunteers, programme development and training.