Dr Steven Finlay

Dr Steven Finlay

General Manager EQUIP Consultancy

Steven joined LGNZ as Manager Business Solutions in April 2014 to drive the operational delivery of EQUIP, LGNZ’s Centre of Excellence.

From 2008 to 2012 Steven led the establishment of both Health and Clean Technology centres of excellence for Grow Wellington, the region's economic development agency. Working closely with Kapiti Coast District Council from 2009 Steven led the establishment of a Clean Technology Centre, Trust and Park in Ōtaki, culminating in the role of Establishment CEO of the Clean Technology Trust from mid 2012 to early 2014. 

Steven's PhD developed a new theory of indigenisation, using a comparison of a Scottish Celtic (his own background) and a Māori organisation to understand how indigenous knowledge enables organising practices.  The PhD won a scholarship from Victoria Management School.  

Together with wife Susan, Steven leads a busy life on the Kāpiti Coast. With their three girls, they love exploring the underwater treasures of Kāpiti Island and the tracks of the Tararuas. Steven is also active in the Kāpiti Boating Club and Paraparaumu College Parents’ Association.