Steven Munchenberg


Steven Munchenberg has 30 years’ experience in public policy, working at the interface between business, government and the community.  For the past 20 years, he has worked directly to the chief executives and chairmen of Australia’s largest companies, on a broad range of industry and reputational issues. He was chief executive of the Australian Bankers’ Association between 2010 and 2017, managing a complex range of political, regulatory, technical and community issues.  He worked with the banks to strengthen their relationship with consumer and community representatives and regulators and was the lead spokesman for the industry.  Steven also served as chairman of the International Banking Federation and the Finance Sector Council of Australia.

During the global financial crisis, Steven was the head of government relations for a major bank and was a key contact between banks, government and regulators as the crisis evolved. Prior to that, he was deputy chief executive and a policy director with the Business Council of Australia, working with and representing the chief executives of Australia’s largest corporations on issues ranging from sustainable development and corporate social responsibility to corporate governance and corporations law. He was an inaugural member of the ASX Corporate Governance Council.

Steven has also been chief executive of a not-for-profit charged with building closer relationships between the resources sector and conservation movement.  He started his career working in the Federal Government on energy, climate change and environment protection policy.

Steven has a Bachelor of Science (Hons.) from the University of Adelaide and a Bachelor of Laws (Hons.) from the Australian National University.   He is a Board member of The Big Issue



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