Steve Bentley*

Executive Director

Steve is an Executive Director of First Ascent. He has a passion for driving high performance cultures through developing team capability and effectiveness. He has leadership experience in the military, the public sector and a variety of private sector industries, including FMCG. Steve believes that successful organisations and leaders are those who create a culture in which teams can thrive ... using vision, clarity of purpose and clear goals to drive performance forward. He believes that high-performance comes from fostering an environment where mutual accountability, honest feedback and a willingness to constructively challenge each other is the norm. Steve is a keen sportsman, competing in a variety of endurance events including adventure racing and ironman triathlon. A veteran of several marathons, his credits also include the Marathon Des Sables, the ‘Bob Graham Round' and the Devizes to Westminster 125 mile non-stop kayak race.