Steve is a business change specialist having held senior roles in IT Management including Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) within several multinational organisations. He has successfully delivered transformational projects and programmes with budgets of between £150k and £4.5 million and with organisational benefit contribution of between £2 and £65 million. Most often he is engaged as the Director of Transformation within the client team.
He is an accredited Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) Practitioner as well as being an APMG accredited Change Management Practitioner. He is an experienced Agile practitioner frequently engaged in the roles of Scrum Master or Product Owner.
Steve has always been entrepreneurial in nature; his first paid assignment was to write some software for an educational IT provider when he was 12 years old. He went on to start one of the first Internet Service Providers in the UK. A company that was founded on £80k of friends and family debt and that sold 7 years later in a deal worth £300 million and creating 14 millionaires overnight.
Fast forward to today where one of Steve’s business involvements is as the founder and chief advocate for an assessment tool that helps people in business to understand their unconscious biases and to be able to ensure that teams have a balanced perception of the world around them. This is a lab to market venture that has taken ten years to develop involving academics from around the globe.
Steve thrives on positive disruption and loves to see organisations take advantage of emerging technologies to create solutions that simply would not have been possible previously. He believes change is the only constant and the questions he poses is a simple one… “Would you rather be positively disrupting your market? Or being disrupted by someone else?”