Steve first joined the Vanguard team in an advisory capacity in October 2013 and became a permanent member of the executive team in April of 2015.

He has worked within the NHS acute hospital sector for 25 years, including tenures as Chief Executive, Executive Director, and Non Executive Director in large acute/specialist teaching hospitals. His Board-level experience extends over a 16-year period, during which Steve has either been part of or directly led teams delivering major clinical service reconfiguration within a number of acute hospitals.

His exposure to internal restructuring projects has given him a comprehensive insight into the needs of modern healthcare providers, and how suppliers can assist with supporting the market in further progression. His appointment to the role of Director of Delivery and Development for Vanguard in August 2017 reflects the value of his perspective on a changing healthcare landscape.

Steve’s focus is on the holistic development of our offering. He is set to guide Vanguard to an expanded product portfolio and an increase in scope in the coming years, identifying where there is a lack of available resources for healthcare providers and the means through which Vanguard can deliver support for our customers in these challenges.