Stephen Halstead

Chief Financial Officer

Stephen has over 20 years’ experience in senior finance and operations executive roles in tech services, software, telecoms and financial services, including over 10 years in private equity backed businesses. After graduating from Cambridge University with a degree in Engineering, he qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PwC in 1993.

Stephen has a strong track record in successfully growing businesses having grown a telecom business from start up to over £50m revenue and 200,000 customers within 4 years and delivered a 15-fold increase in turnover at Host Europe Plc, a web hosting business which was quoted on the AIM market. Recently he played a key role in developing JBR Capital from start up to a loan book of over £240m within 5 years. In addition to delivering rapid organic growth, Stephen has deep expertise in successfully acquiring and integrating businesses.

Aker has a very special and phenomenally talented team driving the business forward