Steve was born in London and moved to March, (which he represents) as a youngster, where he went through the local education system, before moving away on to further education. After studying at degree level, Steve returned to settle in March in the early eighties.
Steve has been a successful businessman since an early age with diverse businesses, such as a manufacturer, retailer and landlord (licensed). Alongside all of the above, Steve’s first property investment was in 1988. He now owns (with his wife June) a multitude of properties throughout the UK.
Steve’s experience includes manufacturing with over 80 staff and a turnover of £11 million a year. He has dealt with blue chip companies as diverse as Miss Selfridge and Carrefour Europe. In late 2005, Steve ceased all full time commitments, by 2008 he was searching for a new challenge and took his first steps to becoming a councillor.
Steve won a by-election for a District seat in October 2009. In 2011 there was another by-election, which he successfully fought for his County seat and subsequently stood down from the district. Within only four months of arriving at the County, his work ethic and performance gained him the offer of a position on the Cabinet with the Resources and Performance portfolio. In 2014, Steve became Leader of Cambridgeshire County Council.
Other past non-commercial positions include; Chair of the Isle College industrial liaison committee, founding member of the Greater Peterborough Training and Enterprise Council and subsequently one of their business liaison advisers, Vice Chairman of Fenland Business forum, Neale Wade Community College mentor and presently Governor of the College of West Anglia.