From Far North Queensland, his family were originally involved in farming and rail. He first moved to the ward in 1997 to further his trade in electronics. Before joining Council he worked for a global electrical company as an estimator in their building technologies team. Steve has a trade qualification and also qualifications in project management and business.
Since becoming Councillor, he has delivered improvements to local parks, roads, footpaths and major infrastructure in the ward. He is the President of Men of The Trees and a member of the local environmental group SOWN. This has enabled him to engage with these groups on matters affecting our creeks and greenspace that are a prominent feature in The Gap Ward.
He lives in Ashgrove with his wife and children who have both attended local schools. His strong sense of community reflects his commitment to work to improve the facilities in the ward for business and families whilst protecting the local environment.
Steve serves as Deputy Chair of Council, the Deputy Chair of City Planning and is also a member of the Infrastructure Committee.