Steven is a chartered management accountant, qualifying at the global strategy consultancy Bain & Company after graduating from Exeter University. Steven has worked in the hotels sector as Group Financial Controller of The Alternative Hotel Group, with extensive reorganisation and construction experience.
In his role as European Financial Controller at AEG, the US entertainment company, Steven was responsible for the £400 million redevelopment of the former Millennium Dome, transforming it into the O2 entertainment complex, and the David Beckham Academy in North Greenwich. Closely managing all aspects of the construction programme and finances, the O2 development was opened on time and on budget, and to critical acclaim.
The O2, one of the most successful entertainment developments in the world, contains the multi award winning state of the art 20,000 seat O2 Arena, a 2,000 capacity live music club, 11 screen multiplex cinema, exhibition centre, The BME – an interactive British music experience, an entire street containing over 22 bars, restaurants and leisure attractions, and a nightclub.
At Prime Development, Steven is responsible for the overall finance, HR and company secretary function, as well as delivering the complex tax strategy.