Steve was recently an executive in residence at Battery, working alongside the team on the buyout of IHS Group Worldwide GmbH, a portfolio of companies providing the hospitality industry with a wide range of technology, distribution and service solutions. In July 2013, Steve became chairman and chief executive of IHS.
Steve previously held a variety of executive roles including CEO of Torex Retail Holdings Limited, president at 3Com Ventures, Inc. and CEO of Anite plc. Earlier in his career Steve served as senior vice president and general manager of PeopleSoft Europe. Prior to PeopleSoft, Steve pursued a successful career within 3 Com Corp., starting off as managing director for UK, Ireland and the Middle East and ending his tenure there as senior vice president for corporate business development in the U.S. He served in his first executive appointment at BT Cellnet as marketing director and general manager, and prior to that served in senior management positions at Hitachi Trading Company (Nissei) UK and IBM UK Ltd. He started his career at Hewlett-Packard.
Steve has been non-executive director of PayPoint plc since September 2008, and served as executive director of Anite plc from Nov. 3, 2003 to Dec. 31, 2008. He also served as a director of IBM UK. Steve was educated in the UK and holds a BSc in engineering design from Loughborough University.