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Stephen Howell
Principal Advisor

Stephen is the Principal Advisor for Effective Governance Pty Ltd, a corporate governance consultant, forensic accountant, company director and former company secretary, external auditor, corporate regulator and CFO with a focus on contributing to the professional development and governance of corporate Australia. He has 26 years’ experience as a governance professional with expertise in board governance, corporate regulation, compliance, risk management, administrative, criminal and civil law and applied corporate governance.

Stephen is a fellow of CPA Australia; a fellow of the Australasian Mutuals Institute; and is the recipient of an Australian Day Medal for service to corporate governance in Australia and South East Asia. With strong financial management qualifications and experience, he is a formally acknowledged and demonstrated corporate governance expert in Australia.

Stephen consults predominantly to boards, having a wide practice around Australia. He conducts board reviews and evaluations and individual director evaluations and assists boards with director skills analysis and development.  He also provides boards with director remuneration advice and provides professional development to directors and senior executives in applied corporate governance.