Stephen is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants having been a partner with PwC for many years. He originally specialised in audit and then moved into consulting and risk management. He was Head of Risk and Quality for the UK firm.
He was previously President of the United Synagogue. In that capacity he led the appointment of the new Chief Rabbi, appointed a new CEO and led a strategic review that set the direction of the charity for years to come. He also oversaw the expansion of the organisation with the addition of several new communities.
He is currently involved with two business activities – an investment company specialising in sustainable agriculture in the third world, and a UK commercial property business.