The world has gone digital, but Australian business risks falling behind. As speaker, advisor and mentor, Stephen partners with Australia's business leaders to help them master digital strategy, culture & leadership, and build innovative, global, billion-dollar businesses.
Stephen is the former Facebook CEO for Australia and New Zealand, where he guided Facebook’s unprecedented rise from quirky Silicon Valley start up to media and technology titan.
Working with Mark Zuckerberg, Sheryl Sandberg and Facebook’s Silicon Valley leaders, his tenure at Facebook saw the Australia and New Zealand business – including Instagram, Messenger, Whatsapp and Oculus – grow to become one of the most successful Facebook markets in the world.
Stephen is a seasoned business leader, with a career spanning over 25 years across consumer products, retail, ecommerce, automotive, financial services, media and technology. He has served in senior executive roles at global leaders Westfield and Inchcape, and at Australian consumer products giant, Lion.
Today – as founder of global advisory The Digital CEO, Senior Advisor to McKinsey & Company, and Executive-in-Residence at Asia-Pacific’s leading business school, the Australian Graduate School of Management – he partners with the senior leaders of some of the world’s leading companies to help them build world-beating strategies, capabilities, culture and leadership, including Qantas, nab, Westpac, Macquarie Bank, IAG, Suncorp, Telstra, Wesfarmers, AMP, CUB, Brambles, Google, DellEMC, Seven West Media, MCN, QBE, Hollard, BAT, JB Hi-Fi, Bunnings, Mirvac and the Australian Government.
As a speaker, Stephen has a unique ability to excite audiences on the power of technology, the future of business and the new paradigm of 21st-century leadership. He is an inspiring personality on the highest-profile stages – including TEDx, the Australian Governance Summit and AMP Amplify – and is a member of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s Knowledge Nation 100, top innovation leaders in Australia.
Walk the Talk: Mastering the Eight Elements of Disruptive Leadership
Have We Met Before? The Revolution of Trust, Identity and Privacy in a Connected World
THE FUTURE / DISRUPTION
The Digital Invasion: An Insider’s Guide to the Coming Revolution
Digital DNA: How to Bake Silicon Valley Culture and Innovation into Your Business
LEADERSHIP IN A DIGITAL AGE
The Digital CEO: How Today’s Leaders Must Change to Succeed in the Digital Age
LEADING MILLENNIALS [BASED ON THE ACCLAIMED TEDx TALK]
The Oldest Guy at Facebook: A Facebook Insider’s View of How to Lead a Millennial Workforce
The Rising Power of Millennial Consumers and How Your Business Can Capture Them
High-Performing Teams: 8 Lessons from Facebook and the Tech Giants
THE FACEBOOK STORY
Inside Facebook: The Secrets behind Facebook’s Meteoric Rise…and How You Can Apply Them to Your Own Business
START-UPS & ENTREPRENEURSHIP
The Zuck Factor: What Every Entrepreneur Can Learn From Facebook
DIGITAL MEDIA & MARKETING
Will Big Brands Survive? The Future of Marketing in the Digital Age
TECHNOLOGY & BUSINESS
The Tech Titans: How Apple, Amazon, Google and Facebook are Reshaping Competition for Every Business on Earth
Advance Amazonia Fair: What Amazon’s Arrival Means for Every Australian Business and Consumer
World War Data: How Data, Analytics & AI Will Dominate the Business Battleground of the Future