Steven CollinsBoard Member
Steven is a Pitta Pitta man, whose traditional lands span a region in Far Western Central Queensland, and is a descendant of the Stolen Generations, with an extensive career in stakeholder engagement, project management, strategic planning, governance and First Nations issues. Steven grew up in a single parent environment, with his mother suffering severe mental health issues and his sister living with disability, which has motivated him in pursuit of better outcomes for the socially disadvantaged.
Steven is currently serving as the first Aboriginal Liaison Officer for the Parliament of NSW. His role is pivotal in breaking down barriers that have traditionally been in place for Aboriginal people seeking to understand, access and engage with the Parliament of NSW.
Steven’s key strength is stakeholder management, where he has a track record in facilitating complex discussions to achieve positive outcomes for all parties involved. He has been Advisor to several State Government Ministers and has worked closely with senior government officers, other Ministers and Members of Parliament in pursuit of social policy reform across Aboriginal affairs, disability services, domestic and family violence, and youth.