Skills and experience: Stephen is a chartered engineer, having graduated with a First-Class Honours degree in Mechanical Engineering from Liverpool University before completing a PhD. He joined International Power in 1985 as a graduate, before going on to hold senior positions in two UK power stations. In 2000 he was appointed Managing Director of their Australian operations. From January 2004 to February 2011, he was a director of International Power plc, resigning from that Board following the amalgamation of International Power and GDF SUEZ, now ENGIE. Stephen remained as CEO and President of GDF SUEZ Energy UK-Turkey, following his resignation, where he was responsible for plant operations, finance, energy trading and business development until his retirement at the end of 2015.
Stephen is considered by the Board to be independent.