Following a career in the police special operations unit dealing with police mobilisation and major incident response, Steve retired in 2016. Becoming involved in school governance in 2010, he successfully chaired a federated secondary and primary governing body before being appointed to the board of directors of a large MAT in 2014. Elected as chair of the board in 2015, Steve has led major changes in trust development, successfully re-structuring both the board of directors and members of the trust. Now a national leader of governance advocate, Steve has been instrumental in making significant changes to the work of his MAT board ensuring that executive leaders deliver the vision and strategy of the trust. Steve is currently working closely with the chairs of other MATs looking at national strategy and its impact on outcomes for pupils.