Stephen is an experienced leader and non-executive director with extensive experience and understanding of the justice and healthcare sectors, and substantial expertise in organisational governance.
Alongside his non-executive director role in Seetec, Stephen is the Chair of South Western Ambulance Service NHS Trust. He is also lead advisor with Interpeace on a project to strengthen peace and security in Ethiopia, and prior to that was the senior rule of law advisor with The Asia Foundation on an urban safety project in Myanmar.
From 2012 to 2016, Stephen was one of Her Majesty’s Inspectors of Constabulary, responsible for inspecting UK policing and law enforcement in areas which included the Metropolitan Police, National Crime Agency, and counter-terrorism policing.
Prior to this, he was the Chief Constable of Devon and Cornwall Police, where he combined leading the 6,000-strong police force with being the national lead on equality, diversity and human rights for the UK’s Association of Chief Police Officers. In 2008, Stephen was awarded the Queen’s Police Medal. He holds a master’s degree in Criminal Justice Policy from the London School of Economics, and a postgraduate diploma in Criminology from Cambridge University.