QAAFI’s Deputy Director – Strategy and Engagement, Stephen Williams, is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and for the past 25 years has worked in senior management roles with a focus on business development and management in companies both in Australia and the US. Prior to his appointment at QAAFI, Stephen was the Director of the Office of Research at Southern Cross University. Stephen has a background in telecommunication, software architecture and design, completing a Bachelor of Applied Science (computing) with Distinction, at the Queensland University of Technology.
 
Stephen Williams is the leader of the QAAFI professional staff team, with overall responsibility for executing the strategic direction of the Institute in collaboration with the Director and Management Team. Stephen's primary focus is engaging with external stakeholders and providing continuous strategic development for enhancement of collaborative and new research ventures. His position also provides oversight of the Institutes operational function, including financial accountability.
 
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