Steph first joined the board in February 2017, then took a leave of absence at the end of that year to take a short-term position with the Australian Human Rights Commission. They returned to the board, and the role of co-chair, in December 2018. Steph is a lawyer, working in the field of human rights law in Canberra, and has been admitted to the Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory.

Steph is a member of the Australian Capital Territory LGBTIQ Ministerial Advisory Council, a graduate of the Australian National University, and of the International Service for Human Rights advocacy training program for human rights defenders.

Steph participated in the 2017 SBS Insight program on intersex. A 2018 Women Deliver Young Leader, Steph also gave a Power Talk at Women Deliver 2019 conference.

Events hosted by Steph Lum – Co-chair IHRA