Previously, Steven has been CEO at C. Hoare & Co, the UK’s oldest privately-owned bank, for two years where he has developed and led an extensive programme of change.
Prior to this, he spent 30 years at Barclays, starting as a branch cashier and working his way up to lead several of their major businesses, including Barclaycard Business Solutions, Personal Banking for UK & Europe, and Business Banking in the UK. He has extensive hands-on experience, from the front line to top management, in retail and business banking, payments, digital, data and technology.
Most of his career has been in UK Banking, but he has had significant experience across Europe and the US and also spent four years working and living across Africa and India.
Steven sits on several advisory boards, and is the Joint Chair of the Social Mobility Commission (a non-departmental public body sponsored by the Cabinet Office) promoting and monitoring progress towards improving social mobility in the UK. He is also Chairman of Experian UK and a Non-Executive Director of the global recruitment company Robert Walters PLC.