Stephen has been with SouthRoads for over twelve years and has considerable technical knowledge and skills that he has gained from his experience across the Southland network, he has a solid track record of successfully managing staff and making timely operational decisions. With any project, He believes in doing it once and doing it right.
He is able to confidently liaise with all levels of staff and stakeholders, and with over a decade in the industry, has a wide range of qualifications and training. He has completed a General Managers Certificate, Infrastructure Asset Management and is an INGENIUM Contractors Representative. He is a member of the Contractors Federation and holds a wide range of safety certificates and driving class licences.
Stephen is predominately the Contract Manager for an Alliance Contract for Southland District Council, but he also oversees some private work and manages the SouthRoads Lumsden Depot. He loves the culture of SouthRoads and the variety in his role. He finds it rewarding to solve problems, especially if they have been around for a while and is happy when the stakeholder or customer is satisfied. He has been successful in developing teams, through leadership and communication, who achieve both client and programme objectives for SouthRoads.
He believes in getting stuck in and getting things done, and this translates to his personal life, where he is the Chief Fire Officer of the Winton Volunteer Fire Brigade, which he has been in for over 21 years. Outside of work, Stephen enjoys spending time with his wife and two teenage children, supporting their sporting pursuits, and is a sports fan; watching rugby, cricket, and water sports.