Creative Director UK TV
Steve began his career as a runner, production assistant and assistant director across a variety of music promos and commercials before making the move into drama on the first series of Sky 1’s DREAM TEAM in 1997. After two series of DREAM TEAM and spells on HOLLYOAKS and BROOKSIDE, he graduated to script and story editor of DREAM TEAM Series 3.
Leaving DREAM TEAM in 2000, Steve joined Yorkshire Television as story editor of EMMERDALE. He became series producer in 2001, leading the BAFTA winning soap for four years and producing over 1100 episodes.
After EMMERDALE, Steve stayed with Yorkshire TV to produce ratings-winning hospital drama THE ROYAL before joining Granada TV in 2005 as series producer of CORONATION STREET. He lead the show from 2005-2008, producing over 550 episodes.
In 2008 Steve moved from production to network, becoming Head of Continuing Drama for ITV Channels with responsibility for a slate of up to twenty shows in production and development of new shows.
In 2013 he became Director of Drama, ITV Channels, where he oversaw the full slate of drama production and development and commissioned hit shows including VICTORIA, THE DURRELLS, COLD FEET, MARCELLA, GRANTCHESTER, UNFORGOTTEN, GOOD KARMA HOSPITAL, CILLA, LITTLE BOY BLUE, PREY and THE LOST HONOUR OF CHRISTOPHER JEFFRIES.