Stephen Connell / Chief Executive Officer

Stephen is the Chief Executive Officer and a Director of McDowall Affleck and MA Deacon Engineers. He has been with McDowall Affleck since 2007 and prior to this was with Chubb Security for 16 years.

As a professional manager and with a depth of executive leadership experience, Stephen has the

capacity to provide vision and the direction necessary to lead any team, and the ability to develop and execute strategy within a significant service-based business. Stephen has a passion for people, and his track record of achievement has been realised by harnessing human capital to deliver strategic initiatives. His high energy levels, focus and commitment are underpinned by successes in delivering against expectation. In December 2012 and again in 2018 Stephen was humbled by winning the Gary Affleck Employee of the Year award as voted by the staff of McDowall Affleck.

He has successfully passed the Australian Institute of Company Directors course and completed a Master of Business Administration. Stephen has held various volunteer board roles with Kalparrin, Basketball WA, Willetton Basketball Association and Arks Rugby Club. Stephen’s core roles include employee and client engagement, contract negotiations and financial management.