Steven Hall

BLAKE Leader 2007

Principal, Wakatipu High School.

Steve Hall was the Chief Executive of the Halberg Trust, an organisation working to honour sporting excellence and linking people with a disability to sport and active leisure.

When Steve was awarded a Blake Leader Award in 2007, he was the School Director at the Outward Bound Trust of New Zealand and led a significant change in the focus and operation of the school.

Steve has a background in outdoor pursuits, alpine skiing, mountaineering and search and rescue. He has been a leader of the field training programme for Antarctica New Zealand at Scott Base, which included an important leadership role in the search and rescue operation for the fatal helicopter crash involving New Zealand and U.S. personnel in October 1992.

In one of the many nominations received for Steve, the entire staff at Outward Bound wrote: “Steve’s influence cannot be solely attributed to charisma. He is a visionary leader who adopts a systematic, clear, thoughtful and empowering way of doing business – that’s what is so inspirational.”

Steve is a man of integrity who believes that anything is possible with discipline and determination.

In 2014 Steve took up the role of Principal of Wakatipu High School and is supporting a number of national educational leadership initiatives.