Stephen was born in Yorkshire but, with the family moving south, was educated at Alleyn’s School, Dulwich and Aston University in Birmingham emerging with a B.Sc. in Geological Sciences. He subsequently worked for nearly 35 years in the Information and Communications Technology industry spending 10 years at IBM and over 25 years at BT.
He started with IBM, managing customer relationships in West London, and ended up focussed on national retail customers with a specialism in computer networks. This specialism opened opportunities at BT where he continued the focus on retail customers initially and then into Banking & Financial Services at a time of great change driven by new technologies.
He changed focus from the technology itself to the business impact and possibilities it opened up and went on to develop sales and marketing programmes designed to re-evaluate customers core business operations and bring new operating possibilities, cost efficiencies and often both. Eventually he turned his focus internally in BT and developed and rolled out business change globally. Stephen is now retired from employment and, as well as being a Governor of St. Joseph’s College, is a member of the Pastoral Council of the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham and contributes to the their weekly PortalMag Podcast.
For recreation he plays golf and enjoys opera, horseracing and motor sport.