Stephen has enjoyed a long career with Crest Nicholson and was Chief Executive of the company from 2005 to 2018. He moved to the position of Non-Executive Chair at the house builder from April 2019. He was previously Managing Director of Countryside Properties until 1995. Stephen is also a Non-Executive Director at the House Builders Federation, the industry leading lobby group, and the National House Building Council (NHBC). Stephen sits on a number of Government panels.