Steve is currently Chief Operating Officer and Registrar at Nottingham Trent University, where he has responsibility for all University professional and support services, including finance, estates, HR, IT and legal and governance matters. He is responsible for an annual budget of c£80m and leads a team of over 1000 staff.
Steve has a law degree, and started his career in local government. Steve was University Secretary at Thames Valley University, Registrar and Secretary of Leeds Metropolitan University and Pro-Director (Strategy and Organisation) at the Institute of Education, University of London, where he led the merger of the IOE with University College London in December 2014. Steve has served on many national committees and working groups, including the Board of the Office of the Independent Adjudicator for Higher Education, as Honorary Treasurer of the Association of Heads of University Administration and the Board of Trustees of the Association of University Administrators. He is currently a member of the UK Higher Education Standing Committee for Quality Assessment.