Stephen is chief executive of Refugee Action, a national charity that supports asylum seekers and refugees to rebuild their lives in the UK.
Prior to joining Refugee Action Stephen was deputy advocacy and campaigns director at Oxfam International from 2010-15, with responsibility for Oxfam’s global campaigns and advocacy.
Stephen was director of the UK charity Green Alliance from 2006-10, and prior to that a special advisor to government ministers, focusing on climate change. Stephen was a trustee of Christian Aid from 2007-10.
Stephen is currently also a trustee of Friends of the Earth, and a family grant-making foundation. He was awarded an OBE for services to the environment.