Steph is a qualified Engagement Practitioner with International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) and has extensive experience delivering strategic engagement programmes for major projects and policies in the infrastructure sector, in both Australia and the UK. At Project Centre, Steph leads the Communications and Engagement service, a team that places meaningful community engagement at the heart of their approach and helps public authorities right across the country deliver the best and most balanced schemes. Prior to Project Centre, Steph was responsible for the design and delivery of London-wide engagement strategies at Transport for London, including on policies like the Ultra-Low Emission Zone, strategic cycling network, inclusive and accessible streets, 20mph speed limits, diversifying cycling and the Elizabeth Line.
Before relocating to the UK, Steph lead on engagement programmes for a transport authority in Australia. During this time, she delivered a six-month engagement programme with regional and rural towns right across the state of Victoria, helping the authority understand the challenges local people faced and shaping future investment programmes in a way that better responded to their needs. She also supported the successful delivery of major road and rail projects with long-term community and stakeholder engagement programmes.