As Chief Financial Officer, Steve leads the global Business Finance function within Herbert Smith Freehills. He is a member of the firm's Global Executive and Global Operations committees, and attends meetings of Council and the firm's Risk Management and Audit committee.
Steve's role includes oversight of the firm's financial management, reporting and control processes, and involvement in strategic and business planning.
Prior to joining Herbert Smith Freehills in October 2016 as Chief Financial Officer, Steve was Finance Director of Chemring Group plc and Umeco plc, two London-listed global businesses. The activities of Chemring and Umeco included significant consulting, manufacturing and distribution operations, particularly focused on the aerospace and defence sectors.
Steve's earlier career was at KPMG, where he qualified as a chartered accountant.