A graduate in economics from the London School of Economics, Stephen West is a Chartered Accountant. He has over 25 years’ experience as both a divisional and group finance director of large, multi-site, multi-national corporations in industries ranging from white and capital goods manufacturing to printing and, latterly, agriculture.
Retiring from executive roles in 2015, Stephen is a non-executive director of Ormiston Families and is Treasurer of the diocese of St. Edmundsbury and Ipswich and acts as advisor to the Audit Committee of the company of Biologists. He also chairs the strategy board for the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales for the East of England.
Stephen brings to the National Centre for Social Research (NatCen) a long history of successful finance management, governance and oversight. He chairs NatCen's Audit Committee.