Stephen started his career in local government in 1988, before completing a degree in accountancy in 1998. Stephen worked in public practice (Taxation and Business Services) from 1998 to 2003, before returning to the local government sector as a finance professional. He became a Chartered Accountant in 2005.
Stephen’s extensive experience in local government finance and audit has been gained over many years through involvement in many local government roles and functions, including: finance; corporate governance; audit; project management; federal and state government relations; operations; and economic development.
In 2006 Stephen oversaw the preparation of the financial statements and annual report for a NSW Council with turnover of approximately $100m and approximately 450 staff. This was during the first year of application of the IFRS. During this time he led a team of 22 finance staff.
Stephen is very experienced in all areas of large business management with turnover in excess of $370 million.
Stephen has served on numerous committee’s and sat on the board of the Australian Airports Association from 2011 to 2015, as the NSW Director, and was appointed chair of the Finance Audit and Risk Management Committee in 2015.
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