Why does working in Barking and Dagenham interest you?
I believe we can make a real difference in Barking and Dagenham. And coming from a large working class family from Birmingham I know the importance of helping people help themselves. It’s exciting to work with an organisation that wants to accelerate change across a broad sweep of areas.
What are your ambitions for the borough?
To embed a real ethos of support for charities, and to ensure the annuity that comes from the charity’s Community Endowment Fund is seen as a great benefit to the area.
What role does the community have in realising that ambition?
Everyone needs to feel involved in agreeing what we should be doing but prioritisation is key!
Steve is Head of Department for central data services in the Financial Conduct Authority, acting as the Chief Data Officer, and working in the Innovation Division.
He is also the Chair of Governors at Killigrew Infant & Junior School and a Coach at East London Business Alliance (ELBA).