Dr Kevin P Stenson PhD MBA
Kevin has spent 25 years leading STEM education charities, always with a personal focus on widening participation from underrepresented groups. Kevin has been CEO of three charities; most recently he was the CEO of the Smallpeice Trust where, whilst developing strategic partnerships with the Royal Air Force Charitable Trust, he developed a reputation for innovating and delivering impactful programmes.
Kevin has completed two mergers of STEM education charities, the first in 2010 as CEO of the Industrial Trust with the Engineering Development Trust and the second in 2018 as CEO of the Smallpeice with the Arkwright Scholarships Trust.
Whilst Kevin has spent 25 years working for STEM education charities, he is a research medicinal chemist by background, with a chemistry PhD in asymmetric organometallic catalysis. He also holds a masters in business administration.
Kevin, the first person in his family to go to university, suggests his passion for what he does comes from knowing how lucky he was to choose STEM subjects at school and from the realisation that too many young people rely on luck when choosing subjects and career paths. Kevin has been presented with a number of awards in recognition of commitment to encouraging more young people to engage with STEM subjects and careers, including being a finalist in the (Women in Science and Engineering) WISE Man of the Year Awards. Kevin is proud to be a founder and enjoys the Freedom of the City of London; Kevin is looking for the right charitable purpose that will enable him as Freeman to take sheep over London bridge!
Kevin is also Chair of Governors of a local primary school, where he is the lead governor for safeguarding, pupil premium and STEM.
Kevin lives in Oxfordshire his wife and their two daughters.