|This biographical article relies on references to primary sources. (March 2014)|
|Councillor Steve O'Connell
|Member of the London Assembly
for Croydon and Sutton
1 May 2008
|Preceded by||Andrew Pelling|
Cllr Stephen O'Connell AM, born 9 September 1958, is a British Conservative politician. He is a member of the London Assembly for Croydon and Sutton and a councillor in the London Borough of Croydon for the Kenley Ward.
Steve O'Connell grew up on the Bellingham Estate in South London and attended Brockley County Grammar School. He qualified as a mortgage broker and financial advisor and worked in banking, including 28 years at Barclays Bank as well as at HSBC and NatWest.
He was first elected to Croydon Council in 2002 for Kenley ward. He served as Deputy Leader of the Conservative Group and when his party took control of the Council in 2006 he became Deputy Leader with responsibility for safety and cohesion.
He was elected to the London Assembly in May 2008. He kept his position in Croydon Council's cabinet but stepped down as Deputy Leader. He is a member of the Metropolitan Police Authority.