Stephen joined Tourism New Zealand as Chief Executive on 3 April 2017.
Before joining Tourism New Zealand Stephen was Chief Executive Officer of Loyalty New Zealand, the company behind New Zealand’s customer loyalty and data coalition, Fly Buys, and the analytics business LAB360.
Stephen has extensive international experience working as a senior executive of world leading digital marketing, data and technology companies in the UK and North America.
Now he leads Tourism New Zealand, the agency charged with growing the value of international visitors to New Zealand. Stephen is also a Board member of the Tourism Industry Association and sits on the New Zealand Screen Production Grant and Significant Economic Benefits Verification Panel.
Stephen is a trustee and Board member of New Zealand data charity Figure NZ, a founding member of the New Zealand Data Futures think tank and served as a member of several Cambridge University Advisory Boards.
Stephen holds an MBA from Cambridge University.