Steve is currently Head of External Professional Affairs and Chair of the Partnership Oversight Board in the UK, having been the firm's Head of Assurance Services for 7 years, until June 2006, and a member of the Audit & Assurance Advisory Panel of Grant Thornton International. He represents Grant Thornton internationally on audit and public policy matters through the Global Public Policy Committee which comprises senior partners of the world's 6 largest audit networks. In April he was elected to chair the Policy & Regulatory Group which represents the 6 largest UK audit firms on public policy issues.
In 2010 Steve accepted an invitation to join the Working Group, established by HRH Prince of Wales Accounting For Sustainability Project, to set up an "International Connected Reporting Committee" to drive globally recognised standards for sustainability reporting.
Steve focussed on client service as the managing partner of the West London office from 1993 to 1996 and the London Gatwick office from 1996 to 1999 before taking up his first national role in July 1999. He was appointed a partner in 1990 and prior to that spent a year on secondment to the National Audit Office helping to modernise their audit of the Inland Revenue.
Steve's client portfolio includes a number of FTSE 250 Full List and AIM quoted clients, international groups with listings in Germany, France and the US and larger entrepreneurial owner-managed businesses. Clients include:
Helical Bar PLC
TT Electronics plc
Atos Origin SA
Board Nuffield Health
DNick Holdings PLC
Steve's expertise covers:
- Business and Support Services
- Property and Construction
- Transport & Distribution