Stephen has worked at a senior level in the national news media for most of his career. He was the overall Editor for the BBC’s online news operations for 10 years (2006-16), overseeing successive waves of change in response to the growth in digital media and changing audience needs.  Stephen led the editorial operation and was responsible for internal departmental communications as well as public-facing external communications regarding editorial content and digital news services, working closely with the BBC communications teams. Stephen was on the BBC News editorial board, and regularly represented the BBC on public platforms.

As Editorial Director of the BBC’s media agency, BBC Monitoring (2016-2019), Stephen was responsible for editorial staff and operations, leading a major restructuring programme and a reshaping of editorial strategy and content and brings this wealth of experience to support the Oxford Mindfulness foundation communication strategy.