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 is skilled in navigating 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 17 year 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:

  • Leading budget and machinery of government advice for a multi-agency team developing a whole-of-government response to family and sexual violence

  • Preparing a cost benefit analysis of WorkSafe’s Canterbury Rebuild Programme, using available data and relevant research to estimate the impact of the Programme on attitudes, behaviour and injuries avoided

  • Developing a blueprint for the future of the Ministry of Education’s policy function, including new policy leadership roles and advice on behaviours and systems to drive high quality policy advice

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