Stephen is the Chair at Tech Nation; the UK’s leading growth platform for tech Companies and entrepreneurs. Passionate about compassionate capitalism, championing entrepreneurs and fuelling the growth of the UK tech sector, Stephen is an investor in 10+ high growth companies, and is currently a senior Advisor to Blackrock LTPC, Chair of The Algorithm People & Director of Locum’s Nest. Stephen is also the former CEO of leading FTSE firms Sage, Micro Focus and Nasdaq listed Chordiant. Previously, Stephen was appointed Business Ambassador to the British Prime Minister and worked as Chief Operating Officer for the UK Government. Recognised as the UK’s No. 1 Most Influential Person in Tech500’s Power List, named one of Evening Standard’s Top 3 Businesspeople and awarded Mentor of the Year, 2019.