Ross Steele

Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre


Ross has over 25 years’ experience in business events and venue management. Currently General Manager of Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre, Ross has led the strategic planning, organisational recruitment, marketing and business development of Te Pae Christchurch since pre-opening, along with the subsequent transition from pre-opening to operations.

Prior to moving to Christchurch in March 2019, Ross spent 12 years as General Manager of Cairns Convention Centre, voted International Association of Convention Centres (AIPC) World’s Best Congress Centre in 2014, and before that was with the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.

With a background in finance, Ross is a Fellow of CPA Australia (FCPA), a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD) and a Fellow Certified Venue Executive (FCVE).  Ross has experience across several industries and extensive board and governance experience directly aligned to BEIA, including 11 years with the Business Events Council of Australia.

Phone: 027 287 3145
Ross Steele