Brought up in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, upon leaving school Steve spent four years as a Merchant Navy deck officer, travelling the world on a variety of ships. After giving up the seafaring life, he completed a BSc in Maritime Studies at Liverpool Polytechnic and began writing for a shipping magazine. He then embarked on an itinerant career in journalism and PR, which has taken him into diverse markets including road transport, grocery retailing, electrical contracting, industrial automation and utilities.
He actually worked as a reporter for Motor Transport in his 20s and in August 2009 returned to the paper as editor. His main hobby is riding and maintaining a small collection of old motorbikes, but he also enjoys cycling and walking, and has undertaken a number of charity challenges including Transaid’s Cycle Tanzania in 2010.
Panel: Truck to the Future
In this panel session moderated by Steve Hobson, Editor of Motor Transport, four of the UK's leading heavy goods vehicle manufacturers will discuss a range of topics, from vehicle design, alternative fuels, urban running, and more.
Delegates will have the opportunity to put questions to the panel, in what is a unique opportunity to hear directly from senior executives from key vehicle manufacturers.