Stephen Ainger

Job title

Non executive director


Appointed as non-executive director in 2012

After graduating with a first in physics from Bath University, Stephen started his career with BP Exploration where he worked in the UK and overseas for 24 years 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 when the company was formed on demerger from BG.

He left Lattice in 2002 to take up the role of CEO 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 when he helped start the renewable energy company Partnerships for Renewables (PfR) with the backing of the Ontario Public Sector Pension fund, HSBC and the Carbon Trust where he was CEO until 2016.

Stephen has been on the board as a non-executive director of the trust since 2012. He is also a trustee of the ATL trust fund.

Stephen is a member of the clinical standards and innovation committee, audit committee, group services and investment committee and the remuneration committee.