Construction Scotland Innovation Centre
As Chief Executive of the Construction Scotland Innovation Centre, Stephen is responsible for delivering the strategic vision of the CSIC Board, the aim of which is to champion innovation and connect Scotland’s construction industry to deliver transformational change.
Construction Scotland Innovation Centre is one of eight innovation centres across Scotland focused on supercharging growth in their respective sectors. CSIC exists to enable industry to exploit global opportunities by mainstreaming a culture of innovation.
Stephen qualified as an architect in 1998 before spending nine years as an Associate at Anderson Bell & Christie designing and delivering residential, education and healthcare projects. In 2007, he joined construction group CCG to lead the delivery of the £12million state-of-the-art offsite manufacturing facility, now regarded as one of the UK’s most advanced.
Taking on the role of Design Director at CCG in 2010 saw Stephen responsible for research and development activities across the organisation. During his time at CCG, he was instrumental in establishing the Building Futures Lab, a specialist sustainability, design and innovation consultancy.
Stephen has held his role at CSIC since the centre’s launch in October 2014, and during this time he has grown the organisation from a business plan idea to a trusted delivery partner, led by industry demand and driving construction innovation across Scotland.
With a career spanning 18 years in the construction industry, Stephen uses this hands-on experience to benefit steering boards and leadership groups across the sector, including the Construction Scotland Industry Leadership Group and the Scottish Forest and Timber Technologies Industry Leadership Group.