Born in Fiji in the late 50’s, Steve has spent all his working life in the travel industry.
Brought up in Hawkes Bay he attended Bledisloe School, Taradale Intermediate and Napier Boys High before moving to Palmerston North and spending the last 2 years of secondary school at Palmerston North Boys High. Leaving Boys High he moved to Wellington to take up a cadet role at the Government Tourist Bureau and after two years returned to Palmy to join Dalgety Travel.
Another two years passed before the big OE beckoned and he travelled to the UK via Australia and Africa before joining NZ-owned Dalgety World Travel working in the corporate division for two years. Then off to Canada as Player/Coach for a rugby club in Winnipeg for a season before returning to Palmerston North to take up the role of manager for Dalgety Travel. Over that time many owners ensued – Dalgety Crown Travel, Focus Travel, Synergi Travel, TQ3Navigant and lastly Carlson Wagonlit Travel, before the formation of NZ Travel Brokers.
He has been married for over 30 years to Vicki, a musician & piano teacher, who was an integral part of the band ‘the String of Pearls’ for many years and travelled regularly with the late Sir Howard Morrison as a keyboard player and backing vocalist. She has also done several tours with Dame Malvina Major. Steve and Vicki have two adult boys in their late 20’s, John & Mike.
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