Stephen recently joined Austrade in Singapore as the Senior Trade & Investment Commissioner. In this role, Stephen uses his extensive international business and finance experience to lead Austrade’s activities in assisting Australian exporters and international investors seeking to invest in Australia.
Previous to this current role, he has been based in Singapore for over 5 years, during which time he was the Lloyds Bank CEO, Country Manager and Regional Corporate Banking Head.
In total, Stephen has worked in the global banking sector for over 20 years in Europe, Asia and Australia with Lloyds Bank and Citigroup and has led financial services businesses across all ‘life-cycle’ stages; from start-up, growth, strategic refocus, restructure/ downsize to exit/sale.
Most recently in Singapore, Stephen worked in consultancy roles where he applied his business experience and financial acumen to emerging and scaling digital technology companies, including fintech platforms, blockchain solutions and digital asset exchanges.
Stephen completed a Bachelor and Master of Engineering, an MBA from IMD, is an AICD graduate, and a member of the Singapore Institute of Directors and the Singapore Fintech Association. His disruptive technology education is FinTech and Big Data certificates from MIT, and Blockchain certificates from the Said-Oxford School of Business and the B9lab Academy.