Nigel Stephens worked in several district general hospitals in Glamorgan before becoming the Director of Finance & Performance for Torfaen Local Health Board, where he was then promoted to Deputy Chief Executive in 2007.  He joined Gwent Police as Director of Finance and Resources in 2009 and latterly undertook his role as Assistant Chief Officer (Resources).  

His portfolio is extensive as the Chief Officer lead for service transformation, working with other forces and wider partnerships to consider development opportunities. He is responsible for the operational service delivery of Estate, Facilities, Finance, Fleet, ICT Services, Information Security & Governance and Contracts and Procurement.  

A member of the Institute of Public Accountancy, Nigel Stephens grew up in Cardiff and was educated in London.