Group Board tenure: 24 years
Stephen is the Executive Chairman of Mace. Having joined the company in 1993 and appointed as Group Board Director in 1995, he led a management buyout of the company in 2001 and was appointed Chief Operating Officer before taking over as CEO at the end of 2004, and Executive Chairman in 2008. He stood down as CEO at the end of 2012 after leading the company through a period of phenomenal growth, with turnover increasing from £90m in 2001 to £1.09bn in 2012. He cemented Mace’s reputation as one of the leading international consultancy and construction companies with an enviable reputation for quality, innovation and delivery worldwide.