Stephen is a Professional Engineer who has had a varied career across the IT, Telecommunications and Data sectors. He held Senior Exec positions with Nortel, Flextronics and Google but now specialised in the commercialisation of emerging technologies. The common factor across all of his roles has been Change with a capital C: restructuring corporate divisions, driving growth, integration of acquisitions, turnarounds, left turns for start-ups have given him a unique perspective on the topic of renewal.
Complementing his structured, rational and indeed hard-core approach to leading change, Stephen has a passion for the personal and works extensively promoting mental wellness within the Tech Community and suicide prevention with Samaritans. In The Leopard, the Zebra and the Giraffe Stephen shares his story of how he mapped the process of industrial change into transforming himself – in the hope that this will be an example to others.
Stephen lives in the small coastal town of Donaghadee in Northern Ireland and is the father of three fine sons. In his spare time he’s an enthusiastic aquarist, a rather poor fly fisherman and a hard-core – but perennially disappointed – supporter of Tottenham Hotspur and Ulster Rugby.