Stephen is an experienced public affairs, partnerships and advocacy specialist having worked in high-pressure public sector and corporate roles for more than 20 years.  He has advised Premiers, Ministers, CEOs and Boards of Directors.  As a practiced issues and crisis manager, Stephen is experienced in leading responses to catastrophic natural disasters and high profile corporate tragedies.

Stephen is a multiple industry award winner, leading his team to win State and National categories at both the 2018 and 2019 Public Relations Institute of Australia Golden Target Awards.

He is an Adjunct Lecturer and Tutor at the University of Queensland.  Stephen serves on the Queensland State Council of the Public Relations Institute of Australia.

Stephen leads the communications, brand, marketing, government relations, events, fundraising, corporate and community partnerships functions, at Act for Kids and Youthrive, and is Executive Manager of social enterprise Act to Educate.