Hall Cannon is the Managing Director and Owner of Otahuna Lodge. Originally built in 1895, Otahuna Lodge is one of New Zealand's most celebrated luxury hotel properties housed in the nation’s largest private historic residence. The property holds a Category 1 Listing from New Zealand’s National Historic Places Trust, is acclaimed as the best example of Queen Anne architecture in Australasia and its 30-acre grounds are recognized as a "New Zealand Garden of National Significance."
Originally from Memphis, Tennessee (USA), Hall holds a Bachelor of Arts from Haverford College in Sociology and a Master’s in Public Administration in not-for-profit management from New York University. Hall has a keen interest in philanthropy and has served on the boards of multiple organisations in New Zealand, the United States and France. He is presently a trustee of Relais & Chateaux (France), The Court Theatre Foundation and The New Zealand International Jazz and Cabaret Festival Trust. Hall is a passionate advocate for the arts and the role they can play in increasing visibility and affecting societal change particularly for marginalised communities.
Why I Support AF:I believe in the power of the arts and the power of artists. At their best artists share the truths of their own individual stories, open doors that showcase our commonalities and highlight our differences and perhaps most of all provide a medium through which we lift up communities and amplify the voices of those who have been historically overlooked. I look forward to working with The Arts Foundation Te Tumu Toi as we work to provide a voice to all New Zealanders and highlight the extraordinary richness and vibrancy of our country.