Over a 40 year period, Stephen has established a unique record of achievement in the conceptualisation, planning, management and development of a diverse range of projects.
Stephen commenced his career as the first planner for the Mundaring Shire in Western Australia.
In 1974 he became the founding Managing Director of Hassell Planning Consultants. The firm soon became recognised as one of Australia’s leading practices.
From 1984 to 1990 Stephen focused on the instigation of major ventures such as the Melbourne Central mixed use project , 120 Collins St office tower, dry cleaning businesses and film production and the use of the Russian Zenit Rocket for a satellite launch facility. In 1990 Wingate Properties was established and has undertaken a diversity of projects.
Following the WFC, Sekisui House, the Worlds largest builder of dwellings, entered the Australian development industry in 2009 and invited Stephen to be its Executive Director during its formative years. A key initiative was the formation of a close relationship wth Payce Consolidated and this has led to 7 highly successful Joint Ventures and the relationship continues.