Hall of Fame

Providing public and enduring recognition to the exceptional business leaders of the Kapiti and Horowhenua districts.

Each year, two living individuals are inducted into the Hall of Fame – one from Kapiti and one from Horowhenua. Exceptionally, there may be two from one District, but there are never more than three in total. These people are selected by a panel of prominent business people chaired by the Mayor of each District. Business Kapiti Horowhenua Inc convenes and organises the panels and these awards. Recipients are known as ‘laureates’ and their names are recorded on this website, and on the Business Hall of Fame boards kept in each District’s library on public display.

These individuals are the ‘All Blacks’ and ‘Silver Ferns’ representing Kapiti and Horowhenua on the national and world stage.

Purpose of the Hall of Fame

To recognise living individual business people resident in the Kapiti or Horowhenua Districts whose exceptional efforts in business and the community have had a positive impact on economic growth and business success.


Click on the names below to find out more about them.

2018 – Barry Clevely, Ron Turk

2017 – Stuart Irons, Peter Housiaux

2016 – Ross CroweRick Goodman

2015 – John O’Sullivan, Johnston Mac Tatana

2014 – Larry Ellison, Mike Olsen

2013 – Carl Lutz, Graeme Bagrie

2012 – Bruce Mansell, George Sue

2011 – Collis Blake, Barry Hadfield, John ‘Jack’ Leslie

2010 – Selwyn Hyde, Jake Slykhuis, John Turk

2009 – Roger Halliwell, David Pritchard

2008 – Bill Crighton, Ray McKimm

Criteria for Award

The person must have been a senior manager conducting ‘Business’ of a notable scale for a minimum period of ten years. In the course of their career must have demonstrated most or all of the following:

  • Business excellence
  • Leadership and respect in the business community
  • Innovation and/or entrepreneurship in business
  • Service to the community at large


The new laureates are announced annually at the Business Awards Evening.