Member and Independent Chair
Steve has a background in finance and health. He joined the NHS in 1989 as a finance trainee in Plymouth Health Authority before qualifying as a chartered management accountant and moving into the field of contracting and performance. Steve was awarded a Master of Science in Health Economics and Health Policy from Birmingham University 2001 and joined Plymouth Primary Care Trust in 2004 as a health economist. He was then responsible for contracting and performance at Cornwall and Isles of Scilly PCT prior to his appointment there as Chief Executive. Following NHS re-organisation, he became the Cluster Chief Executive of both Cornwall and Devon PCT clusters and, more recently, Director of the NHS England Area Team covering Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. He is currently working with ICF International, a global mutli-disciplinary consultancy firm as Consulting Director of Health and Social Care Policy.