Stephen Cole
Deputy Chair

Chief Infrastructure Officer,
Systems Marine Ltd

Stephen is the Chief Infrastructure Officer member of the Board of Directors. He has responsibility for the strategic development, delivery and operation of all the businesses infrastructure assets including IT and Site and Facilities.

Starting in BAE Systems in November 2008, Stephen has led the creation of a number of key investment strategies aimed at building the capability necessary to deliver the Strategic Deterrent Programme and providing a long term business that will be capable for the next 30 years.

Born in 1970 in Birmingham, Stephen left school at the age of 16 to start an apprenticeship employed in the automotive industry. He went on to further his career in Telecommunications, High Tech and Consulting sectors as an advisor, board member, and manager with responsibilities for strategy and operations with budget responsibilities up to £100M. As a creator of breakthrough business plans, Stephen has helped business improve their performance through innovative use of process, capabilities and technology, their routes to market and has established new companies that can exploit emerging markets.

Stephen enjoys a fulfilled family life living in the Lake District in the UK with his wife and 3 young daughters and has a keen passion for Cumbria as a great place to work and raise a family.