Stephen has spent 24 years in Employment and its predecessors in a variety of ICT and policy roles.
Stephen helped develop the policies and implementation arrangements for the outsourcing of CES employment services in 1998 which led to the creation of the Job Network. Stephen leads the Employment Systems Group (ESG) which develops, maintains and supports IT software products that underpin the Department’s employment and workplace relation programmes, employment services delivered by the Department of the Prime Minister & Cabinet and the Department of Social Services and contributes to employment policy development and evaluation through the provision of highly specialised reporting tools and analytical capacity. ESG systems are used by around 400 organisations and 40 000 users.
Stephen is also an Adjunct Professor of Information Systems at the University in Canberra and is part of an ARC research project looking at how IT systems impact strategic and operational align between organisations in our purchaser/provider model of employment services.