Following 20 years of experience in the health service, spanning commissioning, provider and strategic roles, Stephen joined The Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust as its Chief Executive in November 2016. 

Previously Stephen was the Deputy Chief Executive at East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust where he successfully delivered a £150 million investment programme to reconfigure acute services across East and North Hertfordshire to improve clinical outcomes and enable the development of specialist services. 

Stephen started his NHS leadership career at Papworth Hospital in 1998.

In addition to his role as Chief Executive, Stephen is a Director of Cambridge University Health Partners, a partnership between one of the world's leading Universities and three NHS Foundation Trusts. He also chairs the NHS England Operational Delivery Network, East. 

Stephen is responsible for the development of the new state-of-the-art Royal Papworth Hospital which is due to open on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus in Spring 2019