Profile of Steven Steel

Steve has over 20 years’ experience in commercial finance, through professional practise with PwC and then with Waterline Group Plc, leading on improving the design, implementation and monitoring of the corporate and financial systems prior to its eventual flotation and growth. He was appointed to the Waterline Group Board in 2006 as CFO, seeing the new business development team through a targeted acquisition strategy.

With Gate Retail Onboard (GRO) from inception, originally as Finance Director of Gate Total Solutions. Steve was influential in the re-design of finance processes, cash handling processes and procedures and driving major end-to-end IT infrastructure projects. In the role of Business Development Director, he was a key player in the formation strategy of GRO, formulating and leading the physical transition plan required to move all existing European retail contracts onto a consistent operational, IT and financial platform.

He also supported commercial proposals (RFPs) and was responsible for the strategic projects and start-ups team.

You’d never know: If I could come back as anybody it would be a singer – with a great voice – someone like Adele or Emili Sandé where the voice and the lyrics just inspire and uplift people.

The inflight business: The exposure to different cultures is hugely beneficial if you like people, which I invariably do, and if you enjoy pushing yourself the airline industry is a place that never stops moving.

They say

“Not your typical accountant, a great motivator when the going gets tough”; “Hands on”; “A team player, he’ll do whatever is required for the team”; “He is very caring, will always send a message of good luck when one of us has an important event.” “Steve is always willing to roll up his sleeves to help out.”

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Steven Steel

Chief Financial Officer

“As a shopper I am loyal to my favourite brands and to my stomach.”

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