Steve currently sits on the Interim Management Committee at Ipswich City Council.
He founded and is currently Chief Executive of the Queensland Futures Institute; a unique partnership of academic, business, community and social services, government, industry and research organisations that seek faster economic and community growth through collaborative public policy reform.
Prior to this, as Chief Executive of Australian Canegrowers, he led landmark reforms to the sugar industry’s environmental and productivity research programs. As Queensland Head of the Property Council of Australia, he was able to indulge in his great passion for property, planning and development. He has also held management positions with the Local Government Association of Queensland; heavily engaged in Local, State and Federal Government policy reform.
Steve has successfully led complex public policy reform initiatives; has extensive experience as a media spokesperson and regularly provides comment on current public policy issues.
His years of experience across a multitude of industries has allowed him to build extensive professional networks throughout various sectors, public and private.
Steve’s career is built on the continuous improvement of organisations, with a proven history of implementing strategic transformation in the organisations he had lead.