Neil Stevens

 Hard experience has taught me that success doesn’t come by pointing and telling people where to go and how to get there, rather it comes from going to that place and making a case. 

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.