Appointed to the Board in October 2014 as a Non-Executive Director and became Chairman on 1 April 2016. Steve was chief executive of Low & Bonar PLC between 2009 and 2014. Prior to that role, he was managing director of its Technical Textiles division for 3 years, director of its new business for one year and managing director of its Plastics Division for one year. Prior to joining Low & Bonar he spent 10 years with BTP PLC (now part of Clariant) in a variety of leadership positions managing international speciality chemicals businesses. Steve is a chartered accountant and a non-executive director of Cape plc, Elementis plc and Anglian Water Services Limited.