Stephen Grix OBE Stephen Grix is the Chief Executive of Mid Kent College with campuses in Gillingham and Maidstone. He left school at the age of fifteen without any qualifications and enrolled at Mid Kent College as a bricklaying student. He studied part-time for eight years at the college and achieved his first degree there. He subsequently returned over thirty years later to his current role. Stephen has always lived locally in the Medway area.