Non-Executive Senior Independent Director
Stephen was appointed a Non-Executive Director of the Group in July 2013 and is a member of the Audit Committee, having been the Chair until January 2020. He was appointed Chair of the Group’s Risk Committee in January 2020. He has been the Group’s Non-Executive Senior Independent Director since January 2019.
From March 2015 to October 2020, Stephen was Chairman of Hydrogen Group plc, having joined the board in 2012. He is a Chartered Accountant who brings a wealth of financial and accounting experience amassed through his work with listed companies. In 2012, Stephen retired from the Board of Page Group plc (formerly Michael Page International plc) after more than 11 years as Group Finance Director, during which time he oversaw a period of significant overseas expansion and growth.
Stephen is a strong advocate for ensuring that the views of a wide range of stakeholders, particularly employees, are considered by the Board and that it is important to have a culture where everyone enjoys coming into work.