Stephen is the CEO of Launceston City Mission that provides community services within North and North West Tasmania. These services include emergency relief to families, crisis housing, youth & children’s support and alcohol & drug rehabilitation. City Mission also operate significant social enterprises that generate social dividends supporting the community services work of the Mission.

Stephen is also Chairman of the Bank of Us, Tasmania's only 100% customer-owned bank, and Chairman of Health Recruitment PLUS, a specialist GP, nursing and allied health recruitment service also offering practice support.

Stephen’s past work career included public accounting services, financial and operational management of private hospital’s and general management in private health insurance as the CEO of Health Insurance Fund of WA. Stephen is interested in the development of policy and strategy for effective delivery of health services in the private & public sector. He also worked as a consultant in WA in the NFP sector, particularly aged care, before returning to Tasmania to work with a large private registered training organisation in 2009.