Neil Stevens’s strengths lie in building relationships, credibility, and trust. These skills provide a solid foundation for leading his teams as they in turn partner with clients to translate vision into reality.
Assignments in the recent past have seen Neil guiding JMJ teams across a variety of oil and gas mega-projects in Australia and South East Asia. Unlocking people’s potential to improve, enabled one project to realize its lowest ever lagging indicators, while separately, construction contractors reported a ten-fold relative improvement in safety performance. In recognition, Neil and his team were awarded JMJ’s “Making the Impossible, Possible Award”. External acknowledgment of this achievement translated into follow-on global contracts and an invitation to address to some of Australia’s top 100 ASX companies.
Previously, Neil consulted to government sectors to lead wide-ranging change management. Through the delivery of bespoke professional development and leadership program, he aligned outlook, producing significant and recorded improvement in each organization’s operational efficiency and overall capability. As a member of various executive-level boards, he played key roles in the set-up and conduct of events such as the International Monitory Fund meetings and Formula One Grand Prix. His final appointment saw him mentoring, coaching and instructing at a National Academy where his remit was to build leadership capital.
Separately as a business manager working in complex and challenging environments, he regularly delivered his $20 Million annual operating budget and separate $35 Million construction project budget on target.
Neil began his career at Sandhurst and on graduation was tested across a wide variety of stimulating operational appointments worldwide. These included project director roles for the UN and EU, liaison to multinationals such as Shell, as well as diplomatic responsibilities and a spell with the French Foreign Legion. He is a fluent Nepali speaker.