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 nearly 40 years' experience of operational and strategic finance, investor relations, M&A, audit risk, and compliance, coupled with a strong understanding of international markets and supply chain, gained while working for Unilever plc and Diageo. He has recently retired from his role as group controller at Diageo and is pursuing a plural career. Stephen is a non executive director of C&J Clark, the iconic shoe business, and SEDEX, an organisation committed to driving ethical and responsible business practices in global supply chains. He has an Honorary Doctor of Business from Solent University and is Vice-Chairman of the board of Governors at the University.
Stephen is also a trustee of Founders4Schools, a charity committed to improving the career opportunities for young people.