Following a successful career in the police, Steve retired in 2016. Involved in school governance since 2010, he was appointed to the Board of a large MAT in 2014. Becoming Chair of his MAT in 2015, Steve led major changes in Trust development, successfully re-structuring both Trustees and Members at the Trust. A National Leader of Governance, Steve has been instrumental in making significant changes to the work of the Board whilst continuing to work on local school governance. Steve currently works with Chairs of other large MATs looking at national strategy and impact of governance on outcomes for pupils.