Steve joined ICLEI Oceania in 2008 as Director International Programs. He was based in Jakarta for the next 7 years coordinating climate change and disaster risk reduction programs with cities in Indonesia and other parts of Asia. Steve established the Indonesia ICLEI Office during this time.
In July 2015 he returned to Australia to take up the position of Regional Director. Before joining ICLEI Steve held senior management positions in Australian local governments in Victoria and South Australia for over 20 years, including 7 years as CEO.