Stephen is the interim Co-President and CEO for VisionFund International and was appointed to his current role in February 2019, having been Chief Financial Officer of World Vision International since May 2015. Prior to that, he had been Chief Financial Officer of VisionFund International for 4.5 years after spending over 20 years in a number of senior posts in banking.
Stephen is a Chartered Accountant and, prior to joining VisionFund, he spent four years as a partner with Wyvern Corporate Finance, where he specialised in mergers and acquisitions. From 1994 to 2006 Stephen was at Arbuthnot Banking Group PLC, a banking and insurance group listed on the London stock market. During his 12 years at Arbuthnot, he served variously as Group Finance Director, Chief Executive of private banking and Chief Executive of investment banking. During his time as Chief Executive, he successfully grew both business units, developing and implementing strategy as well as ensuring that all risks continued to be effectively managed during periods of growth in business volumes.
Stephen is currently a non-executive director of United Trust Bank, where he chairs the risk committee. He was formerly a non-executive director of Congregational & General Insurance and of EuroDekania, an investment fund specialising in debt capital markets. He has also served as non-executive Vice Chairman of the UK board of Mission Aviation Fellowship, a Christian charity operating relief flights with its own fleet of over 120 light aircraft across the developing world.
Stephen is a member of the Audit & Risk Committee.