Steve Williams, Board Director
With 20 years’ experience as an IT Director in a number of businesses, including a large council and a major university, Steve now leads the mergers and acquisitions practice at business and technology consultancy Waterstons. His particular interest is in delivering long-term value from mergers.
In his previous role as IT Director at Newcastle University, Steve ran a service which was externally benchmarked as delivering high quality, dependable services at low cost. He built a strong working unit and harmonised the delivery of IT across central and local teams.
Originally a linguist, Steve has worked in Germany and in the USA in mergers and acquisitions activities, organisation design, project management and business analysis. He has had leadership roles in business planning and led a finance team during his ten years at ICI, mainly on Teesside.
Steve is deeply committed to the economic and social success of the North East of England. He is married to Sue and the father of James, who was born when the family lived in Teesside. In his spare time, he’s a keen triathlete and drummer.