Steve Douglas, the CEO of St Mungo’s, has died at the age of 57.
Steve Douglas, 57, who was the chief executive of the homeless charity St Mungo’s, died peacefully at home surrounded by his family. The reason for his death has not yet been disclosed, however his death has been verified by his company. Douglas began working at St Mungo’s two years ago.
Mr Douglas died tragically and lost his life in the morning, according to a statement issued by the homeless charity this morning.
Mr Douglas served in the housing company for almost two decades.
He has also served as temporary corporate director of communities and regeneration at Hackney Council and as chief executive of the Housing Corporation and Spitalfields Housing Association.
In his job at St Mungo’s, he was instrumental in the founding of the Kerslake Commission, which tried to review the lessons learned from the struggle to house those facing homelessness during the COVID-19 epidemic.
St Mungo’s stated in a statement that Mr Douglas was devoted to creating good change inside the organisation, particularly in terms of diversity and inclusion.
The head of the board of trustees, Joanna Killian, stated: “We are all very saddened to learn of Steve’s untimely death and our thoughts are with his family and loved ones at this incredibly difficult time. He had worked tirelessly in the housing and homelessness sector for many years and was deeply committed to St Mungo’s in the short time he had been working with us.”
Mr Douglas is survived by four children and his spouse.
St Mungo’s expressed its sympathies to his family and friends during this trying period.
According to Rick Henderson, CEO of the membership charity Homeless Link, Douglas’ death was a “tragic loss for his family, St Mungo’s, and the homelessness cause.”
He stated: “I have worked closely with Steve, in particular as a member of the Kerslake Commission, which he personally instigated and continued to lead.
“The commission brought people together across sectors to capture the lessons from the pandemic for homelessness, and to set out what that meant for the future. Its achievement was in large part due to Steve’s personal determination.
“Steve’s death has come far too early. I know he would have gone on to achieve even greater things. Our thoughts are with all the staff at St Mungo’s and, of course, with his family.”
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