TPCM is an integrated CRISIS AND emergency management consultancy at the forefront of innovation in OUR  industry, working alongside you to build a stronger, more resilient organisation. 

Our team has extensive organisational resilience experience,  working with local, state and Australian governments and with numerous corporate clients, ranging from small business to large multi-nationals corporations, in sectors including health, transport, energy, finance, natural resources, humanitarian, bio-security, government and agriculture.

Our people are motivated by the quality of their work, the relationships they build and by staying at the innovative edge of their profession. They are highly experienced and skilled in working with senior executives and boards and hold tertiary qualifications and awards for academic excellence in their fields.

We focus on making best practice simple, working with clients to identify their real needs and then developing custom state-of-the-art solutions, and on creating positive connectivity between the strategic direction and the operational elements of the organisations we work with.


Stephen is the founder and Managing Director of Turning Point Crisis Management (TPCM), a cutting edge Organisational Resilience consultancy based in Brisbane, Australia.  He has almost 40 years’ international and domestic experience in crisis, emergency and incident management. 

He is not only an expert in the field but also a passionate believer in building stronger more capable organisations.  He and the TPCM team work across the government and private sectors and boast some of Australia’s leading organisations as clients.

Stephen holds a Master’s Degree of Emergency Management and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management, a founding Fellow of the International Institute of Civil Protection and Emergency Management, a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and of the Harvard University Kennedy School of Executive Education where he attended an executive level professional development course in Crises Leadership.

In 2004 Stephen was awarded an Overseas Humanitarian Medal for his services to the Iraqi having led the multi-national reconstruction of Iraq’s Civil Defense Directorate following the Gulf War.  In 2006 he received a certificate of special commendation from the Australian Prime Minister and the Queensland Premier for his leadership role during the response to and recovery from Tropical Cyclone Larry.
A highly sought after speaker and facilitator, Stephen delivers consultancy, training and leadership services across public, private and NGO sectors, and is recognised as a thought leader and one of Australia’s most experienced crisis and emergency management practitioners.