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Profile of Stephen Lake

Stephen Lake

Chair & Interim CEO

Stephen was appointed as Chair of OS for a 3 year term with effect from 9 March 2022, following an open competition. Stephen served as Interim Chair of OS since March 2021, and will continue to serve as Interim CEO as well as Chair until such time as a permanent CEO is appointed.

Stephen originally joined the OS Board as a Non-Executive Director in 2015, bringing over 30 years of commercial experience in digital media and technology businesses, both as a senior corporate executive with Reuters and QinetiQ, and as a successful investor/entrepreneur.

Stephen is an experienced Non-Executive Director with over 17 years of board experience in both the USA and the UK, helping organisations he works with to gain the insights, commercial opportunities, skills and relationships they need to grow and profit from change.

Stephen is also a UK qualified Chartered Accountant.