Dr Steve Hinge

Senior Lecturer - Tairāwhiti


06 869 3199

Areas of Teaching



DBA, MBA, DipM(PM), Certificate of Tertiary Learning and Teaching, Business Mentor Accreditation, Certificate of Virtual Teaching, Project Management Professional Certification, Teradata Certified Professional


Steve started his professional life in the Royal New Zealand Air Force, specialising in telecommunications systems.  This career took him on many exciting operational missions overseas. The most intensive being several years in Singapore and the Sinai Desert (Israel) with an International Peace Keeping Force of 5,000 servicemen and women.

After 10 years Air Force service, Steve moved onto the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, then the commercial world and became involved in Corporate ICT projects. This quickly evolved into a fascination with Project Management processes and leading project teams, which took him around the world on many interesting assignments.

After graduating with his MBA with distinction in 1998 from the Henley University of Reading, London, he became Henley’s online eTutor for their Project Management MBA program.  He facilitated these electives daily to an international academic audience of more than 7,000 MBA students for 12 years while Henley were operating in New Zealand.

Concurrent with this, he managed ICT projects, lectured Project Management to students in South Africa, Singapore, The University of Auckland, and business management theory at NorthTec; Whangarei.

Steve earned his Doctorate from the Southern Cross University, Australia.  His doctoral research focused on how crucible experiences influence the development of leadership capability.  He intends to undertake further research in this area and has developed a leadership development programme designed to help people discover their leadership ‘voice’.

Steve currently lectures Business Management for the Eastern Institute of Technology in Gisborne, and is contactable at shinge@eit.ac.nz.


EIT Lecturer (8 years)
MBA Lecturer for Henley Management College (Oxfordshire) 12 years
Lecturer for Auckland University (1 year)
Managing Director of own Project Management Consultancy

Areas of Teaching

Project Management
Business Management
Human Resource Management
Strategic Management
Business Planning
Business Functions
Change dynamics
Business Functions
Operations Management & Compliance
Applied Management
Qualitative Research Methods
Small Business Fundamentals
Organisations & Management
BBS Degree Business Research Supervision
Team Engagement

Research Areas

Experiential Learning

Links to Previously Completed Research




Research outputs

Research outputs 2015

Research outputs 2014

Research outputs 2013

Research outputs 2012

Research outputs 1998