Director of Investigations
Stephen joined the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) in December 2011 as Head of Enforcement. He spent 30 years with Greater Manchester Police achieving the rank of Detective Chief Inspector. A nationally accredited SIO, he led numerous complex homicide investigations, major crime investigations and policing operations and multi-agency initiatives.
At the ICO, Stephen has responsibility for leading investigations into criminal and civil breaches of the Data Protection Act 1998, the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and breaches of the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003. He is the strategic lead for the ICO’s activities to tackle the problem of unsolicited calls associated with the marketing industry and is an executive member of the London Action Plan Executive Committee.