Steve retired from the Prison and Probation service in May 2022, having served for nearly 37 years. He originally joined the Prison Service as an officer at HMP Birmingham and worked his way through the ranks to become Governor. Over nine years, Steve governed three establishments, including HMP Wormwood Scrubs and HMP The Mount.

In 2018, Steve was promoted to the Senior Civil Service as lead for the Women’s Prison Estate. He was responsible for overseeing 12 prisons, 4,000 prisoners and 2,500 members of staff. The role also included regular collaboration with ministers in the Ministry of Justice.

Steve has a professional background in learning and development and has previously held responsibility for all foundation-level training in the Prison Service. One of his proudest achievements is delivering professional Vocational Qualifications for Prison Officers.

Steve is a professional leadership coach and mentor and has coached both across Whitehall departments and privately. He is an active member of an accredited coaching group based in Essex.

Before joining the Prison Service, Steve served in the British Army for six years, working in communications in the Royal Corps of Signals. Steve maintains a keen interest in military history and has supported military charities in the past, fundraising and delivering services to veterans held in custody.

Steve is a Rotary Club member and has regularly participated in raising funds for various charities at home and abroad. He has a keen interest in many sports - participating in one or two but watching many more!