New Team Member

Welcome back Steven

PublicVoice welcomes Steven Peter back after traveling the world! Steven used to be our Research Analyst and now rejoins us as our Research Manager. Here is a quick catch up on his travels and what brought him back to PublicVoice.

Where have you been on your travels?

Everywhere! Almost… We lived in Edinburgh and my family is from Switzerland, so we saw a lot of those two places. We also did many trips all over Europe, a bus tour through Eastern Europe and a big 6-week travel to get us home featuring Morocco and China!

What were some of the highlights of your travels?

Climbing Arthur’s Seat during the Beast from the East!

Riding Camels across the Sahara Desert

Walking (and lugeing!) down the Great Wall of China

  • New Years in Prague (Freezing!)
  • Walking the streets of Rome during Republic Day

Exploring the beautiful Scottish Highlands!

 

While travelling you also worked, what were some of the roles and projects you worked on?

Yeah, I was very fortunate in securing a number of positions across a range of disciplines and at some incredible institutions:

The first role was as a Research & Insight Consultant for the design arm of EY working on a large scale, international customer experience research project.

The second role was as a Researcher for The University of Edinburgh helping the digital data and research development branch (EDINA) make investment decisions and develop business strategies for multiple projects.

The final role was as a Data Analyst at Tracsis where I was analysing large volumes of traffic data and creating custom, interactive reports for City Councils throughout the UK.

I also completed two voluntary roles, one as a Researcher for UNDP and another as a Policy Advisor for a not-for-profit partnered with the City of Edinburgh Council and NHS Lothian.

What brought you back to NZ?

The plan was always to travel the world to gain experiences, knowledge, and practices that I could bring back to help New Zealand Government. NZ is my home and my goal is to do everything possible to help make it an even better place to live!

Finally, what brought you back to PublicVoice?

I thoroughly enjoyed working at PublicVoice and developed a great relationship with Jared. When I decided to return to NZ he was the first person I spoke with and subsequently offered me an incredible opportunity. I couldn’t pass it up!