Steve Harris

Steve HarrisFor well over 15 years Steve has been on the Board of NYJO and has been responsible, amongst other things, for formulating the organisation’s basic communications strategy and overseeing the initial development of the website.

His involvement with NYJO came about through his co-promotion – along with NYJO alumnus Jay Craig – of Jazz@The Manor in Ruislip. Now relocated to The Gunnersbury in Chiswick (and run by NYJO alumni Winston Rollins and Graeme Taylor) this is London’s only regular Sunday lunchtime showcase for some of the biggest and best names in British Big Band Jazz where, for many years, NYJO had a monthly residency…

Steve spent half-a-lifetime working in the motor industry – initially with Ford of Europe and then with Renault UK – before joining the marketing agency Crazy Horse as Account Director, successfully expanding their below-the-line (non-advertising) automotive business.

He has been a member of a British Society of Rehabilitation Medicine working party tasked with developing the now published National Clinical Guidelines for patient rehabilitation following acquired brain injury, and is participating in an ongoing study for the National Institute for Health Research about improving the NHS provision of cost-efficient long-term neuro-rehabilitation services.

Steve is currently a Director at a counselling charity, the Kernos Centre in Sudbury, with responsibility for its external communications. This includes overseeing development of the website and ensuring that all media material (leaflets, press releases and the basic resource material) is correctly and consistently presented, and fit for purpose.

Steve is married to Ann, a counsellor with her own thriving private practice, and lives in North Essex; they have two ‘grown-up and gone-away’ sons, two granddaughters and a black miniature schnauzer called Phoebe.