Steve has worked in the Motor Industry, on both the retail and manufacturer sides, since graduating in 1977. Steve joined BMW UK in 1986 and was a Director of the company from 1997 to 2012, during which time he held responsibilities for all Group brands, including Rover and Land Rover, during BMW ownership, and, latterly, MINI and Rolls Royce, as well as BMW.
Steve was Chairman of the IMI for five years, before becoming President in November 2009. In 2013 he joined the IMI as Chief Executive Officer.
In addition to his IMI duties Steve is currently Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the industry charity BEN.
With the Government bringing forward the ban on sales of new petrol/diesel cars and vans to 2030, and hybrids in 2035, the need for companies to start introducing electric vehicles onto their fleets has become even more urgent. This year will see lots of new EVs come to market giving more choice than ever before, but there are many learnings for businesses when it comes to choosing the right vehicles, understanding the range of technologies and, perhaps most challenging, establishing an effective workplace charging infrastructure. The Electric Fleet conference will draw on the knowledge of the UK’s top EV experts who will provide best practice advice to ensure you have a pain-free journey to electric.