Steve is a Visiting Fellow at Henley Business School. He also directs the client relationships with Scottish and Newcastle Plc (European Drinks Business) and Lafarge (International Building Materials Producer). Previously he was with Ashridge Management College for 14 years, latterly as Director of Executive MBA Programmes. During his seven years in that role he pioneered the European Partnership Consortium MBA programme for Merck, Lufthansa and Deutsche Bank, building on the practical in-company project based model. His previous role was principal lecturer in Financial Management at Manchester Metropolitan University and before that he had a career in industry in accounting roles with the Chloride Group, David Brown Group and the then British Steel Corporation. He has designed and taught on a variety of management development programmes, both public and customised, in the States, Europe, Asia and Australia. His recent clients include Jardine Matheson (UK based conglomerate), Jardine Lloyd Thompson (Insurance Broking), MTV, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (international corporate law firm), Penguin (book publisher), IKEA (home furnishing retailer - Asia region), Boots (retail chemist), RHM (food manufacturer), Wates Group (construction), Carphone Warehouse (mobile telecoms services provider) and PGS (global oilfield services provider). He is the author of the Financial Times Handbook of Financial Management.