Financial Services External Audit Partner Challenger Bank lead
UK Partner and Deloitte NWE Board Member
20 Castle Terrace
Stephen’s experience over the past 27 years has always been exclusively with retail financial services clients. Stephen is a member of the Board of Deloitte, and is the Chairman of Deloitte’s own Audit & Risk Committee.
Previously Stephen worked on secondment for the EBRD in Eastern Europe, and spent 6 years in South Africa where he worked with local financial institutions.
His present external audit clients include a number of regulated banks and other retail financial services businesses; including a number with an international presence.
He also leads a number of propositions in the Challenger bank space, and leads a number of assurance and advisory projects in this space; including internal audit arrangements, regulatory advisory work, and work on assessing corporate governance and risk management frameworks.
Recent other projects in which Stephen has been involved include:
- leading a HM Treasury CCA investigation resultant from a significant redress programme,
- leading the reporting accountant work on the IPO of a now listed bank;
- leading the due diligence on behalf of a number of investors into a failing Building Society, and
- Undertaking a number of S166 reviews on behalf of the regulator in relation to corporate governance and risk management at Challenger Banks.