Born in the UK, educated in Rhodesia and South Africa, Stephen spent eleven years building a market research company in South Africa, focussed on the paper and packaging industry in that country. He left this business and spent six years in the paper industry with Mondi and JAC Labels before relocating to England. Following a spell as a freelance marketing consultant, he has been authoring reports for Smithers Pira since 2006, with a focus on global paper and packaging markets.
He is responsible for a range of Smithers Pira reports including the Global Corrugated Market, the Global Folding Carton Market, Central and Eastern European markets for corrugated and folding carton, Packaging in the Middle East, Retail Ready Packaging, Luxury Paperboard Packaging and many others. He has contributed to the Smithers Pira reports on the Global packaging Market and the Global Printing Market, among others, whilst also building in-house databases on the global paper and packaging markets.