Originally from Girvan, Steven qualified with an Honours Degree in Accounting and Finance at Glasgow University before embarking on a global career with the Weir Group PLC. Steven is currently the Chief Financial Officer for the University of Strathclyde, located in Glasgow.
Steven has maintained a detailed knowledge of the circumstances of his native county and its post-school educational provision, which have been strengthened by his current role. He is a strong believer in the provision of educational opportunities as a means of tackling regional economic depression and social deprivation.
Steven believes in the need to work in tandem with employers and other stakeholders, in identifying employment opportunities and curriculum developments designed to match the needs of the employers, and is strongly supportive of the provision of modern apprenticeships and the role they can play in developing the economy of Ayrshire.
His current remit is Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee.