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Stephen Bolton

FCIMA, Independent Governor

Board of Governors

Role at Solent

Stephen was appointed independent governor in November 2015, and is a member of the resources committee.


Stephen has been a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants since 1992, and is an experienced finance director. He has over 30 years’ experience of investor relations, M&A, audit, risk and compliance, and operational and strategic finance, coupled with a strong understanding and experience of international markets, gained by working for two major blue chip companies: Stephen worked for Unilever plc for over 20 years, and is currently the group controller of Diageo plc, where he has worked for the last nine years.


  • Honorary Doctor of Business, Solent University.
  • FCIMA.

Committee membership

  • Resources Committee.