Stephen became Permanent Secretary for DECC in February 2013.
Prior to DECC, he spent 9 years at the Shareholder Executive and was appointed Chief Executive in June 2007. Before that he spent ten years at Deutsche Bank, where he was the head of the European media team working on a wide range of capital raisings, acquisitions and divestments in all the sub-sectors of the media industry. Before the City, Stephen spent five years as a strategic consultant.
Stephen also sat on the board of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games and is a trustee of the Charities Aid Foundation.
The Permanent Secretary is responsible for encouraging the transition to a low carbon economy, with help for those who need it most.
Previous roles in government
Chief Executive, Shareholder Executive
- 2007 to 2013
- 30 September 2013