HEFCE Board member
Biography and registered interests
Steve took up the post of Vice-Chancellor of the University of the West of England, Bristol, in 2008 at the age of 46.
Steve trained as a Podiatrist and Podiatric Surgeon in London and developed his research interests in Lower Limb Biomechanics and the Diabetic Foot at King's College London. He worked as a clinician and clinical tutor in the NHS, university sector, and undertook research and consultancy in industry and the retail healthcare sectors.
He holds a number of national and international advisory appointments in Higher Education and in his discipline, healthcare policy and practice, including Non-Executive Director for HEFCE, Board Member of the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education and Chair of the UUK Mental Health in Higher Education Working Group. He is also a member of both the Education and Diversity Honours Committees.
He is the Chair of the West of England LEP and Vice-Chair of the CBE South West. Steve is Chair of the Learning for and in Work Challenge Group and Board Member of the Learning City Partnership Board. He is Chair of the West of England Academic Health Science Network (WEAHSN) and Non-Executive Designate on United Hospitals Bristol Foundation Trust Board.
Date appointed to the Board: 1 March 2017
|Organisation in which interest exists||Nature of interest (directorship, shareholding, membership, etc.)|
|University of the West of England, Bristol||Vice-Chancellor and CEO|
|West of England Academic Health Science Network||Chair|
|Leadership Foundation||Board member|
|United Hospitals Bristol Foundation Trust Board||Non-Executive Designate|
|West of England Local Enterprise Partnership||Chair|
|Office for Students||Non-Executive Director|