Stephen has been Chief Executive Officer at Big Society Capital since 2020, having joined in 2016 as Head of Strategy and Market Development. Prior to Big Society Capital he held a range of senior posts in the UK government, including at the Ministry of Justice, the Cabinet Office and the Department of Energy and Climate Change. He is chair of the Friends Provident Foundation, a trustee of Fair Trials International and his book Culture and Values at the Heart of Policy Making was published in 2020.