Steve Smith joined Norman Broadbent plc in March 2020 as Group CFO & COO. He has extensive experience in finance, recruitment and financial leadership, is a graduate of the University of Kent, qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1993, and was admitted to Fellowship of the ICAEW in 2003.
Steve spent five years at Ernst & Young LLP (Southampton and Bermuda) before joining Stirling Cooke Holdings, a Bermuda-based Holding Company for UK and US based Insurance businesses. He subsequently relocated to London in 1997 as UK Finance Director of the group’s Lloyds Insurance and Reinsurance broker.
In 2001, Steve joined CDI Corporation; an NYSE listed staffing group, as UK Finance Director (latterly CFO) and VP Finance EMEA. As CFO in 2016, he co-led an MBO of CDI subsidiary, AndersElite, a national recruitment business with offices throughout the UK. As CFO of AndersElite, he was involved in capital raising, an acquisition and a disposal. In July 2018, he co-led the successful sale of AndersElite to Morson International. Following the sale of AndersElite he worked outside of sector (due to non-compete restrictions) as an Interim FD in aviation and leisure.