Stephen has 40 years’ experience in both local government and consulting engineering firms. He is an experienced manager and civil engineer, with a sound and practical knowledge in Hydro Electric development, Project Management and Asset Management systems. Stephen has previously been employed by the Christchurch City Council as a Team Leader, Project Manager and Corporate Manager, managing roads, water and drainage reticulation. Stephen also spent time as an independent consultant, providing civil engineering and project feasibility expertise to generation utilities on the West Coast of the South Island before joining MEL in 2005. Since joining MEL, Stephen has undertaken the design, management and consenting responsibilities for a number of generation projects. Stephen is an effective manager and has previously held Team Leader and Operations Management roles within MEL before choosing to focus on project work.