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Breakfast with Stephen England-Hall, CEO of RealNZ

Join this breakfast to hear insights on the impacts faced in the New Zealand tourism industry since COVID-19 and the greater effect on the country’s economy.

Stephen England-Hall
7:00am — 9:00am, 7 April 2022
The Northern Club
19 Princes Street, Auckland
Price members
$65.00 incl GST
Price non-members
$120.00 incl GST


COVID-19 has undeniably had a significant impact on the tourism sector, especially for New Zealand as our country’s largest export industry. Prior to the pandemic, tourism was responsible for delivering over $40 billion to the country. As Chief Executive of South Island tourism company RealNZ and former CEO of Tourism New Zealand, Stephen England-Hall has been witness to the many changes this industry has faced over the past 18 months. He joins us to share his thoughts on the state of tourism and travel in New Zealand including the Australasian travel bubble. He will also provide some insights on the short- and long-term impacts of COVID-19 for the New Zealand economy.

Stephen England-Hall

Stephen England-Hall is CEO of RealNZ, a leading recreation, tourism and ski company which includes Cardrona Alpine Resort, Treble Cone and the International Antarctic Centre. With experiences spanning the TSS Earnslaw in Queenstown, Milford Sound, Doubtful Sound and Stewart Island, RealNZ’s ambition is to do business for good, creating enduring value through conservation that is enabled by tourism.

Prior to joining RealNZ (formerly the Wayfare Group), Stephen was chief executive of Tourism New Zealand and has held a number of prominent roles in digital marketing, data and tech companies around the world including CEO of Loyalty NZ, Global CRO of Syncapse in Canada, and CEO of Razorfish in the UK.

Stephen also holds a number of board positions including: The Aotearoa Circle and FigureNZ, and has served on boards in New Zealand and the UK, including on the Cambridge University Advisory, Tourism Industry Aotearoa and NZ Story.  

Stephen holds an MBA from Cambridge University.

Additional information

A table of ten booking is available for $800.00, subject to availability at the time of booking.

Any enquiries, or to book a table, please email Alexa Martinez, Auckland Branch Executive.


All attendees at IoD events must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and show a My Vaccine Pass on arrival at the event. If you have a medical exemption and a My Vaccine Pass you may still be able to attend. For more information on our vaccine policy and safety plan see our Covid-19 updates' page.

Branch event cancellation policy

Regrettably, registration fees cannot be refunded when cancellations are received within two working days prior to any branch event.

See our standard terms and conditions for more information.


Becky Hare
Auckland Branch Manager

+64 27 642 1099
+64 9 905 4804

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