Elton Consulting is pleased to announce that Steve Rossiter, Associate Director of Community and Social Planning has taken an equity share in the company, joining Brian Elton, James Evans and Jenny Rudolph as company owners.
“Elton Consulting has grown considerably over the past five years and so it’s the right time to expand and diversify our ownership,’” says Brian Elton, Managing Director and founder of Elton Consulting.
“Steve has been part of the company for about ten years now, he is held in the highest regard by our staff and clients and he has enormous knowledge and experience in community and social planning.”
Steve holds a Bachelor of Arts with majors in Psychology and History, a Diploma of Education and a Masters in Community and Regional Planning from the University of Texas. He is also an expert facilitator, having undertaken specialised training in group facilitation, problem solving and consensus building.
Steve’s extensive education and training is matched by an equally impressive portfolio of projects. Over the last two decades Steve has delivered community plans, social infrastructure strategies and community development projects across Australia for the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.
He is well known for his research into best practice applied to projects such as the Sydney South West Area Health Service’s Healthy Urban Development Checklist and his report for the City of Charles Sturt on leading practice in social planning for inner city renewal.
Steve joined Elton Consulting in 2004 and became an Associate Director of Community and Social Planning in 2011. He has seen the company grow from a staff of eight to 60 staff located in four states and territories. His key interests include social sustainability, healthy communities and community facilities planning.
“I’ve grown with the company over the years and I really want to continue doing that,” says Steve.
“As we’ve grown and taken on larger and more diverse projects, the great thing is that the company hasn’t lost its character. It’s a very professional organisation and it’s also a place where people look out for each other. The combination helps us to be the best we can be and to really make a difference for communities and clients. We’re passionate about preparing strategies and plans that are practical and are delivered to help create great places and communities.”