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Steve Applegate
Steve Applegate
Managing Director, SpaNED Ltd
Steve‘s professional bio / interests
I'm a Non-Executive Director with extensive international experience and an impressive track record of supporting organisations to optimise their IT application landscapes, establish optimal governance and ensure compliance. I bring the insight of over two decades of change experience, an extensive IT background and experience within the FMCG, Retail, Utilities, Government and Consultancy industries. I specialise in supporting organisations to turnaround technical challenges to drive performance and growth as well as experience of managing multi-million £ budgets. I bring positivity, energy and skilful communication to every role, serving as a key bridge between Commercial and IT concerns, attaining C-level buy in and driving engagement at all organisational levels.
I’d like help with…
Obtaining NED roles where I can support organisations with my extensive business and international experience having worked for a number of blue chip organisations, most notably my 18 years with Unilever in a variety of roles including 11 years as an expat.
An interesting, or unusual fact(s) about me…
I have lived in the Netherlands, India and Africa. Recently retired Rugby Union Referee, as well as reffing in England I have also reffed in the Netherlands, Italy and India.
I live in
A career highlight
Delivering a global financial reporting system for Unilever which enabled the organisation to reduce its year end reporting time from 6 weeks to 10 days.
Joined Guild
08 March, 2024