Recognised as one of the top chief executives of his generation, Steve retired from Wigan Borough Council in 2005, which was rated as “excellent” by the Audit Commission three years running, and was awarded the CBE in 2005 for his contribution to enhancing the performance of local government.

In addition to his role at iMPOWER, Steve has a successful consulting career advising government departments and large organisations on strategy and appointments, as well as coaching and mentoring chief executives. He is married with three children and enjoys travelling to Southern Africa and the company of his friends at his local pub.