March 31, 2017 / Press Releases

Fidelio Press Release – Fidelio appoints Senior Consultant with exceptional multinational, institutional investor and SME expertise

London, 31st March 2017 – Following three senior appointments to the Fidelio Senior Consultant team at the beginning of the year, Fidelio Partners, the Board Development and Executive Search consultancy, is pleased to welcome Stephen Cheetham as a Senior Consultant. Stephen brings remarkably multifaceted experience which further enhances Fidelio’s Search, Development and Evaluation offering

With deep sector expertise in automotive and engineering, Stephen has experience in leadership roles across multinational corporations, investment organisations and most recently as the CEO of an SME, PK Engineering. Stephen enhances Fidelio’s ability to support and advise clients on building Boards and leadership teams that are fit for the future. This includes developing capital market readiness and ensuring that the Board and top team is well positioned to engage effectively with shareholders and stakeholders.

Stephen’s extensive experience includes:

  • Senior Finance roles within Ford Motor Company
  • An impressive twenty-year career in financial services, including:

 – Automotive sell-side analyst

 – Buy-side portfolio manager, European corporate governance lead

  • CEO of a cutting edge, dynamic engineering SME, PK Engineering

Stephen also brings significant international experience and, as with other members of the senior Fidelio team, speaks fluent German. This is highly relevant for Fidelio’s international offering – with 50% of its Executive Search and Board Development mandates delivered internationally. Fidelio’s commitment to the German market is further highlighted by the upcoming panel discussion: Die Frauenquote: A Year On. An Update on Diversity in UK and German Corporates on Tuesday 4th April 2017.

For further information relating to any aspect of Fidelio’s Board Development or Executive Search practice, please contact Luke Main.

Biography – Stephen Cheetham, Senior Consultant, Fidelio Partners
Stephen Cheetham is managing director and principal shareholder of PK Engineering Ltd, a Hereford firm specialising in precision machining for the aerospace, medical and scientific industries. PK Engineering employs 40 people in advanced manufacturing, and is passionate about creating opportunities for young engineers through its apprentice programme.

Before this venture, Stephen was a senior portfolio manager at AllianceBernstein, and a research analyst at Sanford C. Bernstein covering the European automotive industry. He held a number of financial management positions in the Ford Motor Company, and has significant experience in operational management consulting.

He holds an MA in German and French from the University of Cambridge and an MBA from the London Business School. Stephen is also an alumnus of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Programme, and an active angel investor in Midlands-based technology companies.

About Fidelio
Fidelio Partners is an international Board Development and Executive Search consultancy with a focus on building Boards and leadership teams fit for the future. We have a deep understanding of what shareholders and stakeholders require from the Board and Executive team and through Search and Development we ensure leadership teams are well placed to:

  • Sustain corporate reputation and maintain the licence to operate
  • Secure on-going access to capital
  • And thereby increase the value of the business

Diversity is hardwired into every aspect of Fidelio’s approach to building and developing leadership teams.  Fidelio is recognised for its fresh thinking and providing practical solutions for Chairmen and CEOs in meeting this vital challenge. Fidelio’s flagship “A Seat at the Table” development programme for senior female executives and directors is specifically targeted at developing the female CEOs and Chairmen of tomorrow.

Our highly qualified, in-house research capability is based in London and delivers Search and Development internationally.

Fidelio is committed to building diverse and highly effective Boards and Executive teams.  For further information please contact  or +44 (0) 207 759 2200.

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