Steven started working with Principia as a Senior Advisor in September 2020. He joined Principia from the Promontory Financial Group where he led the Group’s Australian practice, specialising in reviews of culture, governance and accountability programs and non-financial risk management frameworks in the financial sector.

His career has included leadership roles in the Australian Securities and Investments Commission, the International Organisation of Securities Commission and in the compliance and risk functions of a major Australian financial institution.  He has also worked in Government as a political advisor, in strategy consulting (with a focus on financial services, professional services and telecommunications), in academia and as a lawyer in an international law firm.

He currently serves on the Board of the New Zealand Financial Markets Authority and consults to the World Bank on regulatory design and architecture.

Steven holds degrees in Law and Economics from the Australian National University and an MBA from the London Business School.  He has also undertaken further post-graduate studies at Queens University at Kingston, Ontario Canada and the Wharton Business School.

In his spare time, he swims, plays an average set of tennis, supports local chamber music initiatives and tends a large mountains garden.