Steve has been a leader and influencer in education over the past 35 years. He has helped raise standards across hundreds of further and higher education providers. His chief aim has been to ensure learners get the education and training they need to improve their lives. Steve is currently an executive director at Access Creative College. He also advises the education and skills sector as a senior consultant. For four years, he was a full-time inspector with the Adult Learning Inspectorate and one of Her Majesty’s Inspectors (HMI) for thirteen. As an inspector, he inspected many settings on hundreds of inspections. He is an expert in evaluating and improving educational quality. As an HMI, he held various national roles within policy, surveys, and quality. He played a critical role in developing methods and ideas for inspection. He was a representative for Ofsted linking with other governments and inspectorates. Before becoming an inspector, Steve held senior roles in further and higher education.