Steve Mann


  • Executive Management in large listed entities
  • CEO/Board Relationships
  • Strategy & Business Development
  • M&A
  • Transformation
  • Technology strategy


Steve has extensive strategy and corporate development experience across multiple geographies and different industries including rail, infrastructure, resources, steel, building products, manufacturing, aviation, travel, transport, education.  He has developed corporate and business unit strategies in a number of large corporates and has worked with management teams at all levels on strategy implementation and transformation.  He has managed the resolution of key strategic issues from restarting growth, to addressing changed market and competitive conditions, to determining a way forward in challenged business units and projects.  He has extensive, hands-on practical M&A and business development experience, including Aurizon-Asciano-Brookfield/GIP, Bluescope-Smorgon-Arrium, Bluescope-Butler, TNT-KPN.  He initiated the development of a digital strategy for Aurizon.

Steve is a seasoned executive with the credibility of having held senior leadership roles at a number of top ASX companies including Aurizon, BlueScope Steel, Qantas and TNT.

He has managed teams of up to 12,000 and worked with diverse internal and external stakeholders to achieve challenging outcomes from responding to the post 9-11 Ansett collapse at Qantas to charting the Transformation journey in the operations division of Aurizon.

In every role, he has worked within the Executive group and the senior management in organisations which were subject to enormous change as they positioned themselves for the future.

Mentoring has been an important element of Steve’s roles throughout his career and most recently was a senior leader and mentor in Aurizon’s Male Champions of Change.

In addition to his extensive, executive-level Board experience, Steve was a founding Director of AWE Ltd and a Director of Novus Petroleum until it was acquired


  • MBA (with Distinction) INSEAD, France
  • Executive Coaching Professional Development, Institute of Coaching & Consulting Psychology
  • BASc Engineering Science (Nuclear & Thermal Power), University of Toronto, Canada


  • Non-Executive Director, QUBE Holdings
  • MAICD, Australian Institute of Company Directors, Sydney Australia


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