Steve is a Chartered Scientist and a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers with a 40 year career in the chemical industry.  For ten years Steve was Head of the Electronic Chemicals division of Solvay SA, a business which grew more than tenfold under his leadership, with operating plants all over the world.  He played a key role in commercializing new technologies and materials for the semiconductor, display, battery and PV industries, including working with a number of start-up and spin out companies.

Steve holds various degrees and post graduate diplomas. He presently serves as a Non Executive Director in Nexeon and at Tullis Russell Group, a member of the I.Chem.E Governance Board, a Mentor & Emerging Technologies Judge with the Royal Society of Chemistry and a Governor and Council member at the University of Chester.