About Us

Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre has been designed as Ōtautahi Christchurch’s ‘gathering place’. A key part of the regeneration of the city, the Government’s investment in Te Pae Christchurch is set to act as a catalyst – not only for the growth and development of the city, but as a way of building lasting social, cultural and economic connections between the region and the world.

Meet the team


Ross Steele

General Manager

Ben Buchanan

Director of Business Services

Nicolette Elia

Director of Event Services

Gillian Officer

Director of Business Development

Darren Tait

Director of Culinary Services

Vanessa McBean

Director of Human Resources

Ken Davidson

Director of Building Services