Executive Director of Engagement
Steve started working in the field of local government and gazetteers in 1998 after completing a degree in Geography. Initially part of a team of four, he helped set up the Local Government Information House (LGIH) Ltd (a subsidiary of the Improvement and Development Agency for Local Government), with the aim of standardising local authority geographic data and taking it to market to support the modernisation and e-government agenda.
Steve built up a team of geographic information and local government experts within LGIH to manage the procurement of geographic information on behalf of the sector as well as taking forward the NLPG and NSG initiatives and being an advisor on local government geographic information more widely. After incubating the gazetteers at LGIH, Steve helped to set up GeoPlace to bring the work of local government and Ordnance Survey together in a joint venture. Steve is now responsible for GeoPlace's engagement with local government, wider stakeholder management and communications and marketing.