Stephen Ainger

Job title

Non executive director

Biography

Stephen Ainger has a background in energy and not-for-profit financial services and is currently chief executive officer of Partnerships for Renewables (PfR), a company which develops, constructs and operates renewable energy projects on public sector land.

He started his career with BP Exploration, where he worked for 24 years in the UK and overseas, including postings in Brazil, Colombia, Spain, Kuwait and Venezuela. He left BP in 1999 to join the BG Group as a main board director of Transco and, latterly, group director of strategy and business development for the Lattice Group PLC (a FTSE 25 company formed when the company demerged from the BG Group). He left Lattice in 2002 to take up the role of chief executive officer of the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF), one of the principal providers of financial services to UK charities and donors in the UK and overseas. He was CEO of CAF until 2006 and joined PfR as CEO in 2007.

Stephen chairs the trust’s patient safety committee. He was appointed as a non-executive director in November 2011.