Stephen has been the KIDS Chairman since November 2016. Stephen founded the English Touring Theatre in 1993 and opened the Rose Theatre in Kingston in 2008. He has been an Artistic Director and Chief Executive for 21 years. 

He is a hugely experienced theatre and opera director, has written eight books and taught in universities and colleges in Britain and the United States.  He was a Community Governor at Whitefield Schools and Centre, the largest special school in Europe, and is a campaigner for the rights and opportunities of people with learning disabilities. Stephen is a father of a severely disabled young man who has benefitted from KIDS services.