Stephen’s work includes business and strategic planning, facilitation and work on capital schemes. Recent projects include business planning at Walthamstow Wetlands for the London Borough of Waltham Forest and London Wildlife Trust, a feasibility study for Dorset County Museum and work on the Milton Keynes Gallery capital expansion. He is also currently working with the Royal Horticultural Society, Royal Artillery Museum, and contributing to a strategic project to sustainably improve parks in the London Borough of Barnet. During 2011 he was interim Director at Free Word in London and co-curated their 2012 exhibition: Politics and Olympics. Stephen is a trustee of Chisenhale Gallery.
Before joining Counterculture Stephen worked at the British Museum and the Whitechapel Gallery where he was Director of Strategic Development. His work at the gallery delivered a successful model partnership between a cultural organisation and its local, national, and private-sector partners, encompassing the gallery’s major £13.5 million expansion in 2009. He was a fellow of the Clore Leadership Programme in 2004-05 – and is now a Clore visiting lecturer. He has an MA in the History of Design from the Royal College of Art, and in History from the University of Cambridge. Stephen is the author of two books on architecture, design and society published by Phaidon Press (Art & Ideas: Art Nouveau, 2000 and Art Deco Style, 1997).