Stephen is a Chartered Director with over 20 years experience in the consumer electronics, telecoms, utilities and FMCG sectors. He graduated from University College Dublin with a BComm (Hons) degree in 1989. He spent 7 years with Esso Ireland limited on their leadership development programme and then joined Eircell (Vodafone Ireland) becoming Consumer Sales Director. He was appointed Chief Executive Officer with Carphone Warehouse Ireland in 1999 and sat on the European Operations board of Carphone Warehouse plc. He was responsible for operations in Ireland, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Israel. He was also a non executive director of Talk Talk Ireland.
Stephen was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Best Buy Mobile Asia (A JV between Carphone and Best Buy Inc) in 2011 and was based in China.
He was a board member of Retail Excellence Ireland and represented the industry in negotiations with the Irish Government.
Since 2013 Stephen has been providing non executive director and consultancy services to a number of clients including Carphone Warehouse, Best Buy Mobile, Allied Irish Bank, PINERGY, Alpha Sights, Hailo and a number of retailers.
He is married with 3 children.