Steve joined Red Cross as the Executive Director for WA in March 2003 after a long career in the Australian Army, including being the first Commander of the Australian Contingent to the Truce Monitoring Group in Bougainville. He was awarded the Conspicuous Service Cross in the 1998 Queen’s Birthday Honours for his service in Bougainville.
In August 1998 he was reassigned as Colonel Olympic Games and Chief of Staff to Operation Gold, responsible for the planning and conduct of the Australian Defence Force’s security operations to the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games
Steve resigned from the Australian Defence Force in 2000 and joined WMC as the Human Resources Manager at Leinster Nickel Operation in Western Australia.
As well as being the WA Executive Director, Steve has served at the national level of Red Cross, firstly as Country Manager in Indonesia controlling ARC’s tsunami operations, and he led Red Cross’ national business improvement project and IT infrastructure upgrade.
Steve has a Masters Degree in Defence Studies from Deakin University. He is the President of WACOSS and also serves on the Boards of Leadership WA and the AIF Malaya Nursing Scholarship. His interests include all sports, but in particular Australian Rules and golf. He is married to Jill and has two daughters.