Steve started his career as a civil servant in Employment Services/Jobcentre Plus where he spent 8 years covering a variety of roles. Steve then joined A4e, a private sector company, to lead one of the first Private Sector Led Welfare to Work contracts in the UK. During his 11 years working with A4e in a senior roles, Steve led health, finance and employability contracts also operating in Germany and Israel assisting with the set-up of the countries’ new Welfare to Work programmes.
 
Steve then joined Maximus UK as Operations Director, in that time leading the top performing Flexible New Deal contract in the UK. Steve went on to lead the government’s flagship Work Programme contracts to top quartile performance. Before Steve left Maximus UK he worked on the roll out of DWP’s largest contracted provision, the Work Capability Assessment contract.

In 2015, Steve joined APM UK as Chief Operating Officer for the Employability, Justice, Skills and Youth businesses.         

In 2019, APM UK and Ingeus UK merged companies and Steve was appointed CEO of Employment Services.