Steve Varley

Steve Varley

EY UK Chair, EY UK & Ireland Regional Managing Partner

Passionate about UK business, diversity and entrepreneurship. Husband, and father of two. Triathlete.

Responsible for more than 15,000 people, Steve is EY UK Chair, Regional Managing Partner, UK & Ireland. Effective 1 July 2020, he will be our first Global Vice Chair – Sustainability.

He is the UK Government’s Business Ambassador for the professional services industry and a member of HM Treasury’s Professional Services Council. Between 2015 and 2016, he was part of former Prime Minister David Cameron’s Business Advisory Group. He is also a member of the UK Board of the International Chamber of Commerce.

Prior to joining EY, Steve served as a partner for a global consulting firm for 14 years. He earned a BEng from Loughborough University.

How Steve is building a better working world

“Under my leadership, the UK firm introduced renewable biogas heating and hot water in our UK offices where we directly purchase energy, and we reduced plastic consumption across all offices – removing over 7.7m single-use plastic items. These efforts have earned awards from the Institute for Workplace and Facilities Management and waste2zero.

I also support the Social Business Trust, which combines the resources and expertise of UK businesses to accelerate the growth of social enterprise in the UK. We have a clear and ambitious goal: to help transform the impact of social enterprises and thereby improve the lives of over a million of the UK’s most disadvantaged people.”