Director of Business, ICAEW
Stephen is a graduate of Birmingham University and the final judge to join the 2017 Adjudication Panel. He joins former 2014 FL Award Winner, Naomi Bowman; 2013 FL Award Finalist, Rachel Bulford and FL Award Partner Cynthia Davis. Together they will review the 20 application forms assessed by the Candidate Selection Panel in order to select the 10 short-listed candidates who will be interviewed by the Main Judging Panel.
He trained as an ICAEW Chartered Accountant with Ernst and Young in London where he worked in audit on a diverse range of companies before moving into a career in industry. First working for BTR PLC and subsequently into his first operational role at Dunlop Footwear, following BTR’s acquisition of Dunlop PLC. He then undertook roles at the Littlewoods Organisation PLC as the head of planning and profitability for the mail order business and Finance Director of the retailer Toy & Hobby Limited in Liverpool.
In his business career Stephen gained a wide range of experience in transformational initiatives including restructuring, outsourcing and major IT systems implementations.