After finishing a PhD in biochemistry, Stephen worked on the privatisation of the energy industries. He was responsible for energy, environmental and telecommunications policy at the British Embassy in Washington, and held a variety of posts in the Department of Trade and Industry, including Director of Communications. In 2000 he was appointed Deputy Director General of the Association of British Insurers, and from 2007 to 2019 was Director General of the Finance and Leasing Association. He is a churchwarden, and trustee of a number of charities. He lives in Pimlico and collects antiquarian books.
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