Stelio’s business career in the oil, construction and public service industries culminated in the sale of his business, Accord plc in 2007.

He has established two charities, The Stefanou Foundation in the UK and The Stefanou Foundation Cyprus, both of which aim to break new ground in addressing social and economic challenges.

Stelio is one of Hertfordshire’s Deputy Lieutenants. He has held various industry roles, including CBI Regional Chairman and Chairman of the CBI Local Government Panel, and was awarded the OBE for services to business in 2004.