Stephen has had a long international career in educational and professional publishing and information and has held CEO positions at Oxford University Press, Reed Elsevier plc and MediMedia amongst others.

More recently, Stephen has also held a number of Chairman roles including Cambridge Education Group Ltd, one of the leading players in university preparation for international students; HKI Limited, a healthcare information provider; Espresso Education, the UK schools digital learning business; TeamSystem SRL, Italy’s leading software company. He is currently Chairman of The Simplify Group and of Kynetec Ltd.

As a young man Stephen was a VSO volunteer in Nigeria and speaks five different languages.

As Vice-Chairman of UWS, Stephen works closely with the Chairman and the CEO to build the profile of UWS, in major HNW fund-raising and in helping the executive team with their key priorities.