Steve has served as a member of the board of directors since June 2015. Steve has a wealth of international experience as a senior customer facing business technology leader. He has over 35 years’ experience in the telecommunications industry in both the wireline and wireless sectors and in business applications and solutions. Steve served as the Group Chief Technology Officer of Vodafone Group Plc from September 2006 to August 2015 and was responsible for defining and leading their global technology strategy and operations for networks, IT and product development. Steve was also a Vodafone Group Plc Board member from June 2009 to August 2015, and was a Vodafone representative board member within the Verizon Wireless partnership. As part of his former role at Vodafone, Steve also sat on or participated in a number of Telecoms and IT industry advisory panels including representing Vodafone for 3 years within the GSMA industry body. Prior to joining Vodafone Group Plc in 2006, Steve held the positions of Executive Vice President and President, Nortel EMEA, and spent several years with British Telecom.
Steve is educated in communications and micro-electronics and has attended the Advanced Management Program at Harvard University.