Steve has over 20 years experience as a Finance Director, mainly in the energy sector. He graduated from Cambridge University with a degree in Economics and then qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Price Waterhouse. After 3 years in the firm’s office in Auckland, New Zealand, Steve returned to the UK and joined the recently privatised Powergen plc (later E.On UK). His experience there included work on construction projects for Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plants and the development and financing of renewable power projects. In Steve’s next role as CFO of the private equity backed Welsh Power Group Ltd he took a lead role in several fund raising activities, including the project financing of a new gas fired power station in South Wales. He spent 6 years as Finance Director of the B2B energy supplier Opus Energy Ltd whose turnover and profit trebled in that time before its successful sale to Drax Group plc in 2017. His most recent role has been as FD of a start up business in the tech sector. Steve’s key skills as a Finance Director are managing finance teams through change, raising finance and preparing businesses for sale.