Stephen Saunders

Section Leader Industry and Destination Development, Coffs Harbour City Council

Stephen Saunders is Section Leader Industry and Destination Development for the Coffs Harbour City Council and has been a key architect behind the successful expansion of the 6 Degrees Co-working program on the Coffs Coast. 

His portfolio includes economic development and destination marketing for the Coffs Harbour LGA. He has over 20 years’ experience in general management, strategic marketing and business development across a variety of industries including retailing, consulting services, and tourism in the private sector, as well as within local government. 

Stephen has lived in South Africa, New Zealand and Australia, having most recently lived in Sydney for eight years. 

Session: Role of Council in innovation Ecosystems