An ex-Chief in the Royal Navy, Steve retains a strong work ethic for getting the job done, coupled with a natural passion for continuous improvement and learning. With an MBA from Henley, he has held a variety of C-level positions such as Head of Delivery, Head of Software Development, and Head of IT & Operations.
Steve pioneered one of the first Scrum projects in the UK and was the 9th person to be Certified Scrum Practitioner worldwide. Alongside Ken Schwaber, Steve co-trained the first Certified Scrum Master (CSM) course in the UK. An active member of the Scrum community, he has attended many Scrum Gatherings helping to develop the Scrum playbook, and has sat on Scrum Expert Panels.
Steve has worked for a number of companies delivering projects, consulting, training and coaching on Agile methods for clients such as Avantia, Barclaycard, Henderson Investment, Legal & General Investment Management, Man Investments, Tesco.com, Workplace and Xtravirt.
More recently, Steve founded Agile:MK, the Milton Keynes Agile User Group and continues to increase his knowledge through the Lean Enterprise Institute. With over 10 years’ experience of Agile working, he retains a strong desire and passion for continuous improvement through Lean Thinking and Agile methods.
“If you want someone who can use Scrum to generate the benefits and improvements you want for your organization, work with Steve. He has used Scrum to change and improve organizations and projects for longer and more successfully than most. He also can work equally well with programmers, qa, management and customers. If you want to be impressed, look at his portfolio of work, or just ask him to tell you some stories. Steve is the person I'd want at my side when I was helping an organization benefit from Scrum."
Ken Schwaber, co-founder of Scrum