Learning and Work Institute
Stephen has been chief executive since 2016, following two years as deputy chief executive, and is responsible for overall leadership of the organisation, looking to maximise its reach and impact. He joined from Working Links, where he was director of policy and strategy. Prior to that he was director of employment and skills at the London Development Agency, commissioning programmes and leading the work of the London Skills and Employment Board. He has also been chief economist at the Social Market Foundation, and spent six years as senior policy advisor at HM Treasury, working on policy to cut child poverty, increase employment and boost productivity as well as the independent Leitch Review of skills.