Portrait of Steven C Smith
Financial Services plays a significant and constant role in the everyday lives of communities. Helping EY clients to create a stable and sustainable future directly benefits entire communities.

Steven C. Lewis

Partner, UK Lead Finance Business and Technology Consulting, Ernst & Young LLP

Focussed on serving Banking & Capital Markets clients. Experienced in complex transformation programmes. Passionate about helping clients redefine the future of finance. Proud father of two daughters.

Steven leads Finance Business and Technology Consulting in the UK Financial Services practice servicing clients across Banking & Capital Markets, Insurance and Wealth and Asset Management. He has a significant focus on harnessing traditional business consulting capabilities with those of finance data, innovative finance technology plus behaviour and culture to support clients on their transformation journey.

Steven has more than 20 years’ experience in Banking & Capital Markets transformation, across front office, risk, finance, product control and operations. He qualified as an accountant, with experience performing audits of global investment banks. Steven joined EY from industry, where he was responsible for leading change within finance and equity product control in the UK for a US investment bank.

At EY, Steven has led a variety of global projects focussed on organisational structure change, process efficiency, cost reduction, stress testing, controls improvement and location strategy. He has extensive experience driving a variety of programmes supporting UK headquartered global systemically important banks, and global ‘inbound’ banks with significant presence in the UK with their recovery and resolution programmes.

How Steven is building better working world

"The journey to a rewarding and fulfilling career is not easy. My personal experience from a working-class background in East London and leaving school without any A Levels, to becoming a Partner at EY has not always been straightforward. I strive to ensure that others from similar backgrounds have the opportunity and support to achieve what I have, if they want to."

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