Stephen A. Carter is a non-executive board member of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).
Stephen is the Group Chief Executive of Informa plc, the international Academic Publishing, Business Intelligence, Exhibitions and Events Group.
He joined the board of Informa in 2010 as a Non-Executive Director, becoming Group Chief Executive at the end of 2013. During his tenure, Informa has re-located to the UK, joined the FTSE 100 index and significantly expanded internationally, particularly in the US and within its business intelligence and global exhibitions businesses. Prior to working for Informa, he was the President and Managing Director of EMEA at Alcatel Lucent Inc, based in Paris, the founding CEO of Ofcom, the UK’s media and communications regulator.
Stephen also served as Chief of Strategy to The Rt Hon Gordon Brown, and as Minister for Communications, Technology and Broadcasting, responsible for the Digital Britain Report.
Non-executive board member
The main responsibilities of non-executive board members are to:
- attend meetings of the departmental board, chaired by the Secretary of State
- advise on strategy, performance and transformation, operational issues and the effective management of the department
- provide independent scrutiny for the department on request
- work with executives and their teams to continue to improve the performance of the department