Steve Watmough

CEO | Mason Advisory Limited

As CEO of Mason Advisory, a digital and technology advisory firm, Steve helps provide strategic, technical and commercial advice to organizations across the private and public sector. The business was co-founded in 2014 with Datatec PLC, which has taken a private-equity style investment role.

Before joining Mason Advisory, Steve co-founded Xantus, an industry leading and well-respected IT consulting firm, which was sold to KPMG in 2011. Following the sale, Steve became a Partner at KPMG and the Head of CIO Advisory for the UK firm. During this time, Steve was a board member of the Management Consultancy Association (MCA) and also held the position of Vice President.

Steve maintains trusted relationships across the CIO community and IT industry. He’s spent more than 35 years involved in digital transformation, with the first ten years of his career having been spent at The Boots Company in a variety of IT Management roles.

Steve holds a BSc (Hons) and MEng from Brunel University from their Special Engineering Program, and an MBA from Loughborough University. Outside of the classroom, Steve keeps busy with his young family and as an avid runner from 5K to marathons, having competed for Warrington AC, England and GB Masters.