Stephen Glover

Lead, Public Policy
Wellington Office

Stephen Glover is a trusted adviser and experienced policy manager who has provided strategic leadership on many challenging issues. 

Stephen is a public-policy expert who applies economic foundations and a depth of practical experience to lead and resolve strategic issues. His strengths include policy development, public-sector management, fiscal policy, and economic analysis and advice. 

Stephen has a wide appreciation of the various levers that governments use to influence and support the behaviour of market participants – such as regulation, taxation and competition policy – and the institutions and structures required to implement these levers effectively.

Stephen joined MartinJenkins in 2010, after a 17-year career in the New Zealand and UK public services. He has been a policy advisor and manager at the Treasury and the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, and at HM Treasury and the Cabinet Office in the UK.

At MartinJenkins Stephen has played a range of strategic policy leadership roles for public and private-sector clients. This has included:

  • a role as part of the secretariat that advised and supported the Government’s Better Public Services Advisory Group

  • leading a research report for the Independent Taskforce on Workplace Health and Safety on improving New Zealand’s workplace health and safety performance

  • a senior manager role at the Ministry of Education leading the schooling policy team responsible for overall strategy for lifting the performance of primary and secondary education.

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