Steve is a Partner within the Private Equity team at Ernst & Young LLP with a focus on large cap PE value creation opportunities.
He joined EY in 1990 as a graduate trainee and was previously the EY UK&I Managing Partner for Strategy and Transactions between 2016 and 2023, overseeing a doubling in size of the service line and significant expansion in capabilities.
Prior to that he held positions as EY UK&I Head of Transaction Support (2010-2015), EY EMEIA Transaction Support Leader (2013-2016) and COO for EY UK&I Strategy and Transactions (2015-2016).
Steve has worked on a wide range of cross-border deals in countries including the US, Germany, France, Italy, Turkey and Norway; and in diverse industries, including business services, consumer products and aviation.
How Steve is building a better working world
“The disruptive impact of technology will continue to play a huge role in the business world. In my work with clients and the our teams, I focus on the future role that M&A can play in both grasping the opportunities this change creates, and helping manage the risks presented by technology-led disruption.
No doubt, the future is uncertain, and transactions away from a business’s core area typically bring even greater uncertainty. Successful businesses will not be those that take a ‘wait and see’ approach, but those that are being proactive in addressing the key issues that are driving rapid change in their industries.
I am committed to ensuring that our focus on belonging is about making it all our responsibility to maintain a fair and equitable culture. Commercial success will only come with a strong, inclusive culture and the diversity of people and thinking that will bring.”