​Howard is a senior business leader with more than 30 years’ experience across a broad range of sectors including Finance, Utilities, Health, Retail and Telecommunications.

His career has spanned from FTSE 100 businesses to Tech Startups. His career has seen Howard working for IBM, leading the end-to-end delivery of the London 2012 Olympic Delivery programme for BT Global Services with a 1000 strong team and a budget of some £140 million and having founded, and subsequently sold, internet provider Netforce in 2001.

Prior to Step5, Howard was CEO for BT Conferencing, the global business providing collaboration services to the Fortune 500. He was also transformation programme director at BT Global Services where he was noted for a £25 million pan health service transformational programme which delivered £100 million in benefits.

Howard has an MSc in Programme & Project Management from Cranfield University and was awarded the Geoffrey Trimble Prize from the Association of Project Management (APM) in 2011 for his Research into Knowledge Management in Programme Management.

He was appointed Honorary Fellow of the APM in 2013 in recognition of his work on London 2012.