Stephen took up the role of BITC’s Director of Environment and Market Solutions in July 2015, leading the organisation’s environment and marketplace teams, as well as BITC’s sustainability partnership for the global hotel industry (ITP).
In this role, Stephen has developed the “smart growth” strategy for BITC’s environmental agenda, including the launch of the Circular Economy Taskforce. At the same time, he leads BITC’s focus on Purpose-Driven Brands with the Marketplace team, demonstrating how companies can achieve greater commercial success by aligning core business with societal challenges.
Stephen studied Modern Languages at Oxford University, before a career combining travel and tourism with sustainable development, including time at British Airways, VisitBritain and the RSA. Stephen serves on EDF Energy’s Sustainable Business Panel as well as the Advisory Board of Sustainable Aviation, and is a regular speaker at conferences and events. He is married with two kids and is a qualified Executive Coach. In late 2013 Steve led the successful transfer of ITP from the former International Business Leaders Forum (IBLF) to Business in the Community, of which it remains an active part.