Steven is the Chief Executive of the Government Property Agency. GPA was formed in April 2018 and is seeking to change the way that Government manages property. It is gradually becoming the landlord for Central Government’s offices, establishing new ways to manage them as a strategic asset, disposing of poor condition properties and building new, and setting up new customer-friendly service contracts.
Prior to joining the GPA, Steven was Estates Director for HMRC, where he was responsible for the provision of the estates service to 80,000 staff. He oversaw the transformation of HMRC’s estate leading Phase One of the Government Hubs Programme enabling modern ways of working in HMRC, disposing of 140 properties, providing significantly enhanced facilities at 13 major city centre sites, and saving £ 90 million annually.
Steven is a highly experienced chartered engineer. Before HMRC, he served in the Royal Engineers delivering property solutions in the UK and overseas, leaving the Army as Director of Infrastructure. During his service he led Defence’s internal construction project management consultancy working worldwide, and designed and built Camp Bastion, a major UK operational base in Afghanistan.