Steffanie von Helle and Charles Latimer: “CCNSW Strategic Projects”

The presentation will provide an outline of four strategic projects that CCNSW has commissioned using independent consultant firms, that will have an application or impact across the sector.

The four projects include a regulatory development project, an interment options research project, a new expanded stakeholder engagement strategy and a voluntary guide to cemetery maintenance.

Preliminary findings from initial completed research including public surveys will be covered.

Steffanie was appointed as CEO of Cemeteries & Crematoria NSW in 2019. Immediately prior she led the Black Dog Institute's National Suicide Prevention program which reaches across Australia from the Kimberley to Tasmania, however the bulk of her career has been with the NSW public service. Steffanie has worked in senior executive roles for a decade, with a dual interest in governance and the impact of public policy on specific populations such as Indigenous, multicultural, LGBTQI and women.

Throughout her career she has worked with Family and Community Services, the Independent Commission Against Corruption, Department of Premier and Cabinet, Multicultural NSW and the Department of Education. She has qualifications in Law, Psychology, Public Sector Leadership, Adult Education and Governance. She has also trained to be a police officer and led various police reform initiatives with the United Nations in Bangladesh. 

Charles is Principal Policy and Project Manager, Cemeteries & Crematoria NSW. He has been with CCNSW since March 2016 and has worked in a number of senior governance and public policy roles in Local, State and Federal Government, the NSW Parliament and national peak industry bodies in superannuation and primary industries.

Charles has degrees in Arts/Anthropology and Economics (University of Sydney), a Master of Politics and Public Policy (Macquarie) and a Master of Environmental Management (UNSW). He is also a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.


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