His engagement with diverse stakeholder groups was instrumental in resolving complex situations during overseas assignments with the Australian Public Service. Steven is co-chair of Nous’ LGBTIQ+ network, Nous Proud, and believes diversity and inclusion empowers employees to perform at their best.
Steven worked for the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Hong Kong as a consul, managing client and corporate services. His role included contingency planning and crisis response, and in 2015 he was deployed to Nepal to lead a team assisting Australians stranded by the 2015 Nepal earthquake. Prior to his posting to Hong Kong, Steven worked in a variety of corporate roles in Canberra and Tarawa, Kiribati.
Steven holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) and a Bachelor of International Studies from Flinders University. He is a Certified Practising Accountant (CPA) Australia member.
Steven enjoys crime novels, travel and exercise. He is a patrolling member and competitor for Tamarama Surf Life Saving Club, having been involved in Surf Life Saving for over 20 years.