Currently, Steve is FACET’s Deputy Chair, a position he has held for several years.
From 1980 onwards, Steve has enjoyed a long and passionate engagement with Western Australia’s tourism development mostly in senior management roles within government with the Parks and Wildlife Service, Tourism Western Australia (and its predecessors) and Rottnest Island Authority.
The diversity of his experience extends to tourism destination planning, research, management, tourism education, visitor communications, and business development. Steve has represented Western Australia on numerous national bodies and is recognised as a leader in his field with many accolades including both National and State Tourism Awards.
In addition to his FACET executive committee role, Steve is a University Associate and Chair, Tourism Research Cluster (Advisory Panel) at Curtin University; board member Edith Cowan University Tourism and Hospitality Consultative Committee; Deputy Chair of the Regional Tourism Organisation “Australia’s South West” and Chair, National Tourism Awards (judging panel).
Steve’s formal qualifications include a Doctor of Business Administration and he is a Fellow of the Australian Marketing Institute.