Stephen is a Chartered Accountant and a Fellow of the Institute of Taxation. With Mike Simson he co-founded Buckingham Corporate Finance, which in 2013 merged with Assay Advisory. Until 2001 he was Chairman of LSE listed company, Princedale Group plc and prior to that he was for 22 years a partner in Deloitte Haskins and Sells. In 1984 he was appointed to the 9 person central management team with specific responsibility for negotiating the merger with Price Waterhouse.
In 1986, he headed the UK and European Mergers and Acquisitions division where he advised both listed and unlisted clients on corporate strategy, acquisitions and disposals.
He is also Chairman of both the Inspirational Development Group, a leadership development consultancy and Fortius Group, a leading private orthopaedic and sports injury group.
Stephen has particular expertise in Financial Services, Human Capital and the Heathcare sectors.