OUR PEOPLE


Stephen Austin continues to deliver outstanding results;  with a clear mission, maintained values and most importantly our dedicated and knowledgeable team of professionals.  We are committed to working collaboratively with our clients and striving to continuously improve our service.

MEET THE MANAGEMENT TEAM

 

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Rory Fowler

CEO - Stephen Austin Group

Rory Fowler

Rory took up the post of CEO – Stephen Austin Group in January 2019. In this newly created role, Rory is responsible for both of the group’s operating companies – Stephen Austin and GradeMaker – reflecting the growing importance of our assessment technology services to our longer-term strategy.

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David Cockram

Managing Director

David Cockram

David joined Stephen Austin & Sons in Sept 2015 initially as Client Service Director, before taking on the role of Commercial Director in March 2017. He became Managing Director in January 2019 having developed an excellent understanding of our business and strong relationships with our clients. Prior to joining Stephen Austin, David established a broad range of experience within the commercial world;  having led Sales, Service Engineer, Development and Customer Service teams across Europe, Asia and North America. David’s primary role is to focus on the further development and execution of the business strategy, working closely with the CEO and members of the Senior Management Team.

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Michael Chitson

Production Director

Michael Chitson

Michael joined Stephen Austin & Sons in November 1999 and has direct responsibility for all print Production and Production Control at the Hertford factory. He has a print manufacturing and typesetting/data capture background and has been very much involved in recent years in the introduction of new technology.

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Helen Wroe

Sales Director

Helen Wroe

Joined Stephen Austin & Sons in May 2007 as Client Service Manager. Helen brings a broad range of experience from the commercial world. Having led teams in the book publishing and education sectors prior to joining Stephen Austin, Helen’s role has been to develop the client service offering at Stephen Austin, working in conjunction with the team of experienced Account Managers and Executives. As Sales Director, she continues to be involved with current clients, whilst seeking to develop the sales strategy in order to secure future contracts.

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Anne James

Systems and Compliance Manager

Anne James

Anne joined Stephen Austin in September 2015 tasked with managing our existing Quality and Environmental standards and with the implementation of new standards into the business, to include Information Security, Anti-Bribery and Business Continuity. Anne specialises in security standards, having spent several years working within the security sector as a Quality and Standards Manager. Anne is also experienced in systems blueprinting and process mapping. Anne is responsible for all compliance related matters at Stephen Austin.

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Zoran Dimitrijevic 

ICT Director

Zoran Dimitrijevic 

Zoran joined Stephen Austin in July 2017. Over many years in IT, Zoran has held senior IT positions in Corporate, MSP, Financial and Leisure markets working with well know companies such as HSBC, Lloyds Digital Banking Group, Land Securities, VEVO Music and Bloomsbury Publishing, to mention but a few.
IT is one of the fastest moving industries in terms of technological advance as well as growing exposure to various threats. His focus is on IT Infrastructure, Software Development, process improvements as well as Change Management and Information Security within ISO 27001 framework.
As a member of the senior management team at Stephen Austin, Zoran is tasked with the development of the company’s IT strategy in response to existing and future challenges and in line with the overall business direction.
He is responsible for all aspects of IT within Stephen Austin and equally enjoys working with clients in developing new and innovative solutions within the confidential printing arena.