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 impact investing since 2002 and founded Willows Investments in 2008 with the aim of supporting promising ventures with a social mission. He is a member of the Europe Council of The Nature Conservancy (UK), a Foundation Council Member of the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew (UK), and the International Council of the Global Leadership Forum (UK). He is a board member of responsAbility Participations AG (Zurich), and sits on the Advisory Boards of Auticon (UK) and the European Business School (Germany).