Stephen has been Chief Analyst/ Chief Economist and Director for Analysis and Data at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government since 2015. A government economist by background, Stephen was previously Chief Economist and then Director of the Strategy Unit in the Cabinet Office. He has also worked in the Department of Trade and Industry; various predecessors to MHCLG; the Cabinet Secretariats; and Her Majesty’s Treasury. Stephen is a trustee and director of the Centre for Homelessness Impact; a member of the international advisory board for the UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence; and other bodies. He is a fellow and Council member of the Academy of Social Sciences and a continuing fellow at the Centre for Science and Policy at the University of Cambridge. Stephen was made a Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB) in the Queen’s birthday honours list 2007.