Director, Hawker Britton Group in South Australia

Stephen Halliday has more than 25 years' experience in media, politics and government in South Australia and is currently the State director of national and international government relations firm, Hawker Britton.

Mr Halliday graduated with a journalism degree from the University of South Australia's antecedent institution at Magill in the 1980s, and went on to work at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation in both television and radio news. From there, he began an association with state government and worked as a media adviser in the governments of South Australian Premiers, the Hon. Dr John Bannon and Dr Lynn Arnold AO before being appointed as full-time secretary of the Australian Journalists Association (which later became the Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance).

In 1994, Mr Halliday was appointed chief of staff and a media adviser to the then State Opposition Leader (Dr Arnold) and subsequently for the Hon Mike Rann. When Mr Rann was elected Premier of South Australia in 2002, Mr Halliday continued to serve as his chief of staff until 2004 when he took up his current position with Hawker Britton.