Managing Director, Sony UK
As Managing Director of Sony UK Technology Centre in Pencoed, Steve has overall responsibility for the manufacturing facility producing HD Broadcast and Professional camera systems worldwide. The factory is also the home to Sony’s main UK customer service centre.
Appointed Managing Director of the Sony UK Technology Centre in 2006, he has been a key figure in the transition of the business from a high-volume, low-feature manufacturer to one producing low-volume, high-feature, high-skill and value-added products, in order to maintain business competitiveness. He has spent his entire career with Sony, joining the corporation in 1983 as a graduate at the then Bridgend facility, as an electrical test jig designer. He moved to Pencoed when the site first opened in 1992, and supported the start-up of the new TV manufacturing facility.
Steve is a member of the Institute of Directors and has also been appointed Chartered Director. He was awarded an OBE for services to industry in Wales, in Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2011 New Year Honours List.