Steve trained as a nuclear submarine weapons engineer, leaving the Royal Navy in 2014 after a 36-year career. He held acquisition roles in every rank from Lieutenant to Rear Admiral across Submarine systems, Information Infrastructure and Crypto systems. His final role was as the MOD’s lead on all warship shipbuilding as Director Ship Acquisition, responsible for the warship building portfolio including building HMS Queen Elizabeth and the Type 26 Global Combat Ship programme.
Since 2014 he has been an independent advisor on complex portfolios and programmes from Australian shipbuilding to the Met Police’s information infrastructure transformation project. He spent 4 years as the Canadian Government’s Independent Advisor on its National Shipbuilding Strategy routinely attending the monthly Deputy Ministers’ Governance Committee.
Steve is currently Chair of SeaBot Maritime, specialising in maritime autonomy training and an advisor to Ionburst Ltd, an innovative data security company. He has been independent advisor to the Finance, Risk and Audit Committee of the RN and RM Charity since 2021.