|A graduate engineer, Steve started his career in the oil industry, working for American Oil giant Conoco in the North Sea.
A long period at Mars Inc followed, mostly at Mars Electronics, where Steve eventually moved to France to run Western European Operations and ultimately became the general manager of the Swiss banknote recognition business, Sodeco. Later as sales director, Steve was part of the team that sold Marconi Instruments to IFR, Inc, before spending the following 6 years at Oxford Instruments as Managing Director of its Superconductivity Division.
Steve joined Avingtrans in October 2008 from Serco, where he had spent the previous four years as a Director of the National Physical Laboratory and, latterly, as the Managing Director of the Serco Defence Operations business.
Steve is currently a non-executive director on the Board of EEF and was a non-executive director of the UK Atomic Energy Authority until January 2016.