Stephen is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and a Business and Finance Professional. He graduated in Economics from Liverpool University and qualified as a chartered accountant in Liverpool before spending the majority of his career in London.
He is an independent consultant advising major companies on matters of risk management, corporate governance and business assurance. Stephen retired from the partnership of professional services firm Ernst & Young (EY) in 2016 after being in the partnership for more than 20 years. Stephen had been the head of Financial Services Risk Advisory across Europe providing consultancy services for many of Europe’s leading financial institutions.
Stephen has a keen interest in professional learning and development having led EY’s Advisory learning function for 5 years. He is married with 3 children, all of whom are former pupils.