Steve was born in the North motu of Aotearoa New Zealand. Having spent close to 5 years in the UK, he has now settled in Ōtepoti Dunedin with his wife. Steve has a real heart for community development and brings much experience to Volunteer South from his previous roles. In the UK, he worked with adult international students and since moving to Dunedin, 5 years ago, he has worked with jobseekers and people experiencing disabilities.
Steve loves to see people connected to that which is meaningful, further developing their skills and expertise and increasing their confidence within empowered communities; where each person is appreciated for their contribution. To this end, Steve is enthused by the opportunity to help grow Volunteer South for the benefit of all community members, from all walks of life, cultures and backgrounds - including newcomers to corporates. Outside of Volunteer South, Steve loves playing guitar, learning to play the piano and spending time in the outdoors.