Steven is the Chief Executive at Warrington Borough Council, a role he has performed on a part time basis since 2012. He was also the Council Chief Executive from 1997 to 2003. Professor Broomhead holds the Chair of Entrepreneurial Education at Liverpool Hope University.
In May 2011 he gave his inaugural professorial lecture “Making Britain enterprising, entrepreneurial, forward wealth creating again – restoring faith to the centre stage”. In 2007 the University of Chester named their new library the ‘Broomhead Library’.
From 2003 to 2011 he was Chief Executive of the North West Development Agency with a budget of £1 billion and was responsible for the economic development of the North West. The major projects included Media City UK, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and the regeneration of Barrow in Furness. He is Chairman of Warrington & Co – economic investment organisation for Warrington and Chairman of Wire Regeneration – developing a specific part of the town.
Steven is the Non-Executive Chairman of Warrington Wolves Rugby Super League Football Club since 2009. He is also a trustee of the National Football Museum. He is also the Founding Chairman of “State of Mind”, a mental health awareness campaign. He is Non-Executive Chairman of Recycling Lives a social value driven charity/business based in Lancashire with a turnover of £80m - it supports individuals who have experienced prison/homelessness. Recycling Lives has 11 sites in prisons.
Prior to working in local government Steven was principal of 2 colleges (Durham and Warrington). He has recently been appointed to the government’s “Libraries Task Force” as its Chairman.