Stephen is passionate about telling stories with real world impact. As Manager of Documentaries at the ABC, Stephen oversees some of the national broadcaster's biggest hits including Fight for Planet A, Big Weather, Love on the Spectrum, Australia’s Ocean Odyssey, Revelation, War on Waste, Employable Me, The Cult of the Family, Don’t Stop the Music and Exposed: The Case of Keli Lane. Before joining the ABC, Stephen was an award-winning filmmaker, making both comedic docs including “Chateau Chunder – A Wine Revolution” and “Stop Laughing, this is Serious” on the history of comedy in Australia, as well as hard hitting campaigning series like “What’s the Catch”, “For the Love of Meat” and “How to Save the World”. Stephen has brought that program-making and impact campaign experience to the ABC with great success. In 2020 he headed up a suite of ground-breaking climate-themed series and game-changing associated impact campaigns including Australia’s Ocean Odyssey on the interconnectedness of species, Fight for Planet A: Our Climate Challenge on how we can all help reduce our carbon emissions, Big Weather (and how to survive it) on how to survive and thrive in a time of increasing extreme weather events and the ambitious Reef Live which broadcast the incredible annual coral spawning live from the Great Barrier Reef. He recently oversaw journalist Sarah Ferguson’s explosive investigation of abuse in the Catholic church in Revelation, as well as meaningful factual entertainment like Love on the Spectrum.