Stephen assists government, philanthropic and corporate donors and grant recipients to assess, measure, address and report a wide range of governance, health, environmental, human rights, and social/community issues and impacts.

Stephen is a qualified chartered accountant and holds a Master’s degree in Human Rights Law. He has over 15 years’ experience in more than 40 countries. He has assessed, reviewed and evaluated hundreds of orgnaisations, initiatives, programmes and processes including for: private foundations such as Wellcome Trust, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and LEGO Foundation; corporate donors including Barclays, Vodafone and Rio Tinto; government donors including UN agencies, DFID and the European Commission; and non-profits and universities including Comic Relief, London School of Economics and Plan International. Stephen has led numerous reviews for the UK Government’s Independent Commission for Aid impact including on DFID’s Fiduciary Risk in Conflict-Affected States and DFID’s humanitarian responses in Philippines and the Horn of Africa.

Before joining Agulhas in 2015, Stephen was the Team Leader for DFID’s flagship climate resilience programme: Building Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Extremes and Resilience (BRACED); responsible for selecting and monitoring a £100 million of grants across 13 countries in the Sahel, East Africa and Asia. Prior to this, Stephen spent 15 years at KPMG in the UK and US, where he managed global sustainability assurance programmes and established and led KPMG UK’s grant assurance services.