Deputy Chief Executive
Stephen became the Deputy Chief Executive of the Education Endowment Foundation in 2019, and works across all areas of its activity.
Stephen also leads the development of the EEF’s international partnerships. These partnerships support the adoption and generation of evidence beyond England, and contribute back into the evidence base for English schools. He also contributes to the EEF’s dissemination and impact work, collaborating with educators to understand and translate evidence to support practical implementation in their local context.
Stephen has spent the majority of his working life in the Australian education system, where he has held a number of senior policy and delivery roles in Victoria. He led the development of the Australian version of the Teaching and Learning Toolkit, and has worked as a senior advisor to the Minister for Education, as Executive Director of the Department of Education and Training’s Implementation Division and as Regional Director for the South Western Victoria Region, supporting the improvement work of over 400 schools in urban and rural contexts.