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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 holds a number of national and international advisory appointments in Higher Education in his discipline, healthcare policy and practice.

He is Chair of the Learning For and In Work Challenge Group and a Board Member of the Learning City Partnership Board.

Steve is the Chair of the West of England Academic Health Science Network. He is also a Board member of Universities UK and Chair of the Universities UK (UUK) Health Education and Research Policy Network and Chair of the UUK Mental Health in Higher Education Working Group.

He is President of Business West and Chair of the Bristol Chamber of Commerce and Initiative and Vice-Chair of the Confederation of British Industry South West. Steve is also the higher education representative on the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership Board.

Date appointed to the Board: 1 March 2017 

Organisation in which interest existsNature 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 and Director
 Leadership Foundation  Director
 Universities UK  Board member (July 17)

Page last updated 5 April 2017