Steven is a qualified accountant and holds a Business Studies degree from what is now the University of East Anglia. He started his career as an accountant, working in Pharmaceuticals, Retail and IT in progressively more senior roles. In 1999, Steven became Managing Director of ntl: and moved to Belgium to help establish the nascent ntl: carrier business. Steven returned to the UK in 2002, joining ClinPhone Ltd, a company backed by HG Capital and Montague Equity. He worked for the two founders as Finance Director initially before taking over as Managing Director, broadening the services portfolio and geographic coverage to grow ClinPhone rapidly. Parexel acquired ClinPhone and Steven was asked to lead the combined business. Upon leaving Parexel, Steven joined Phlex Global, a business backed by Inflexion, as Non Exec Chairman. Phlex provides software assisted services collating the Clinical Trial Master Files for Pharmaceutical clients and has 300 employees based in the UK and US. The business was sold in 2014 and Steven left to become Non Exec Chairman of Imagen Therapeutics. Steven is also Non Exec Chairman of CRF Health, a business backed by Verdane Capital. CRF Health delivers a solution to Pharmaceutical companies that uses smartphones and tablets to record key clinical data on patients in clinical trials. CRF has 250 employees in the UK, US and Finland.