Stephen is a private investor with interests in impact investing and education. For 30 years he was involved in the family retail business and now holds governance positions within the organisation. He has been involved in impact investing since 2002 and founded Willows Investments in 2008 with the aim of supporting promising ventures with a social mission. He serves on the boards of Social Stock Exchange (UK), responsAbility AG (Zurich) and Sutton Trust (UK). He is on the supervisory board of the European Climate Foundation (The Hague) and is a trustee of The Mentoring Foundation (UK). He is on the advisory board of Auticon (UK).