Prior to joining the Crawford School in 2009, Stephen was Chief Economist at the Australian Agency for International Development. He worked from 1994 to 2005 at the World Bank, first in Washington and then in Delhi, where he was Lead Economist for India. In 2008, he worked on the Garnaut Review on Climate Change, where he managed the Review’s international work stream.
He serves as a Board Member for CARE Australia, where he chairs the Program and Operations Committee. He is also Chair of a new NGO, the Papua New Guinea Family and Sexual Violence Case Management Centre.
He has previously served on the Board of the Pacific Institute of Public Policy, and on the Advisory Council of the Asian Development Bank Institute.