Stephen is a private investor with interests in impact investing and education. For 30 years he was involved in family-held retail business, C&A. He has been active in strategic investing since 2002 and founded Willows Investments in 2008 with the aim of supporting promising ventures with a social mission. Stephen is Chair of the European Climate Foundation and the Business & Law School Advisory Board of St Mary’s University Twickenham (UK) and serves on the Boards of responsAbility Participations AG (Zurich) and Pymwymic Group BV (Netherlands). Stephen also serves on the Advisory Boards of Auticon (UK), Sutton Trust (UK), and the European Business School (Germany).