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Steve Spurr

Director, Shared Value Project

Steve is a strategy and reputation expert, and is the Executive Director of Spurcoe, a strategy consultancy. He counsels leaders to identify untapped potential, improve organisational outcomes and operate with a reputation-enhancing mindset.

Steve has advised leaders on refining and changing strategic direction to better meet business objectives, helped his clients increase their effectiveness through change management, and created thought leadership and intellectual property to reinforce differentiation and improve brand positioning.

Steve was previously the CEO of Edelman in Australia, leading an award-winning team and advocating for improving trust between stakeholders, shareholders and citizens to improve overall business and government outcomes. Steve spearheaded Edelman’s Trust Barometer work in Australia, working with organisations to understand their reputation dynamics and greater purpose in society.

Prior to this, Steve lived in the UK where he was COO of Edelman UK & Ireland, leading the day-to-day operations of more than 600 staff across three offices. He counselled a wide variety of clients, led multiple strategy, reputation and change management initiatives and worked with clients on reshaping organisational structures to meet strategic needs.

Steve is a passionate speaker, accomplished facilitator and experienced event host. He has delivered nearly 200 keynote speeches on trust, shared value and reputation management in the last 10 years.

Steve studied economics at the London School of Economics, and enjoys combining this passion with anthropology, research and social impact.