Stephen Barrett

Director of Strategic Accounts

Stephen joined the Energy & Utility Skills Group in September 2017 as the Strategic Client Director with responsibility for leading client focused engagement across the business. As an MBA with significant leadership experience, Stephen is a Chartered Manager and a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute. He brings with him extensive commercial experience, having led on business development activity across the critical national infrastructure at Thales UK and energy and engineering sectors at Babcock International Group (Skills & Learning). With a solid understanding of the energy sector gained with Magnox Electric, Stephen has both generation and decommissioning experience, leading a vast array of Corporate HR projects, including organisational design, competency management and strategic change.

In his previous role as Head of Nuclear Skills Strategy at the ECITB Stephen developed extensive knowledge of the further education sector, awarding bodies and the industrial training levy. Having been a Regional Manager with NSAN Stephen has an appreciation of the balance between managing customer satisfaction in a membership organisation whilst remaining commercially focused on sustainable growth.