Blair was born in New Zealand, and completed an Arts Degree from Victoria University in Wellington. After which he worked for several years in the hospitality industry in a supervisory capacity. He continued on with his studies in Australia where he completed a Business Degree from Griffith University in Queensland. Working in HR Blair was heavily involved in graduate recruitment and general HR management for an organizational psychology consultancy in the mining industry as well as working with the long term unemployed. Blair returned back to New Zealand where he worked several years as a programme manager at the Whitiriea Community Polytechnic
After living in France for an extended period Blair completed his CELTA and TEFL Certificates at the WICE Institute in France and the Campbell Institute in New Zealand. He has worked in diverse settings and his clients have included the European Space Station, International Banks, International Government Agencies, French Military, Microsoft Russia and ARAMCO. He has worked teaching English and Business in many countries including New Zealand, Australia, France, Sweden, Tahiti, Saudi Arabia, Russia, and the Islands of Saint Pierre and Miquelon.
He comes to HIE with over 15 years teaching experience in a diverse range of settings. Finally, in his free-time he enjoys swimming, skiing, doing martial arts, meeting new people and discovering the world.