Steve started his economic consulting career with Access Economics as a Senior Economist and rose to become a co-owner and company director. He was responsible for leading the Economic Advisory and Policy practice, managing a large team and assisting clients with various applied microeconomic analysis and economic modelling projects. After Access, Steve established Cadence Economics and consulted with Strategic Reform. Steve started his career at the Australian Bureau of Statistics as a research officer, with a cadet study scholarship during his honours year of a Bachelor of Economics (econometrics) at the Australian National University).
Steve is a volunteer patrol captain with Broulee Surfers Surf Life Saving Club, keeping the public safe and educating future lifesavers as chair of the Canberra/Broulee Nippers program.