"Stephen is a big picture thinker able to distill complex ideas into useful solutions and real outcomes. His understanding of how cities work is outstanding and his commitment to advancing the planning profession, in a time of rapid change, is highly regarded in Australia."
- Dy Currie, President, Commonwealth Association of Planners, Past President, Planning Institute of Australia and Director of Planning at Gold Coast Council
"Stephen is a well respected innovative and creative urban expert that is visionary but practical. His knowledge and experience would be a valuable asset to cities preparing for the future."
- Felicity-Anne Lewis Past President, Australian Local Government Association & former Mayor of Marion
"Stephen’s energy, commitment and passion to leadership and strategy provided great impact to the Silver Chain leadership team at our recent National Leadership Forum. Over the course of the forum we reflected and referenced Stephen’s insights into driving performance personally and professionally and it provided a strong basis for the development of our team."
- Bronwyn Masters, RDNS
"Why is professional learning important? How do you engage in activities that motivate and push you to new heights? In addressing over 230 teachers, Stephen provided great examples of ways to shape your plans and put them into operation."
- Dr Peter Lind, Registrar, Teachers Registration Board of South Australia
"Many thanks again for your contributions. Your relaxed, informal style went down well on the day. Equally, your future casting presentation provided a great context and set the scene for the symposium's later deliberations."
- Phil Honeywood, CEO IEAA
"We engaged Stephen during the development of our Strategic Plan to inspire our staff to imagine the future of the Adelaide Hills district. Stephen presented to and engaged with staff over a number of sessions, many commenting that it was the best presentation they’d been to in years! He's dynamic and informative."
- Andrew Aitken, CEO Adelaide Hills Council
"On behalf of Local Government Professionals and the Community Development Network I would like to extend a very big thank you for your time and effort in traveling to Perth for us and preparing and delivering your presentation. The overwhelming delegate attendance reflects that our conference program really hit the mark and you were a big part of this so thank you very much. I am really happy to advise that feedback has been extremely positive and in particular your session was an “insightful” highlight for many who attended."
- Luana Abbott, Events & Business Development Manager, Local Government Professionals Australia