Steven Baker’s career began in the Royal Air Force as an engineer officer. It took him all over the world, leading teams of up to 110 people. He supported peacekeeping operations over the former Republic of Yugoslavia and became a Chartered Engineer through the Royal Aeronautical Society. He has held a military airworthiness licence, working with a number of manufacturers serving the RAF.
Steven read an MSc in Computer Science at St Cross College, Oxford University and joined a specialist, entrepreneurial software firm as Head of Consulting and Product Manager. He has since worked in various capacities in the UK, US, Europe and Japan with small and large corporations.
Working in partnership with Toby Baxendale, Dr Tim Evans and Dr Anthony Evans, Steven established The Cobden Centre, an educational charity for social progress through honest money, free trade and peace. Steven also gives his time as an Associate Consultant to The Centre for Social Justice, where he has assisted in the development of practical implementation plans.
He is married to Beth, who was until 2010 a senior officer in the Royal Air Force medical branch. Steven was born to working class parents in Cornwall, where he attended a comprehensive school and a state sixth form college.
For fun, he currently focuses on skydiving, advanced driving and motorcycling.
Steven was elected to the Parliamentary seat of Wycombe at the 2010 election.