Its quite interesting to know that the founder and now chairman of Michael Hill International Limited started out as an aspiring musician and watch maker, following in the footsteps of generations of family before him.
Michael Hill had a fierce passion for creating elegance, luxury and sophistication in the form of jewellery. He eventually took his line from just watches to engagement rings and gold jewellery and stated in an interview that he wanted to become the worlds largest jewellery retailer.
You may also be wondering why he goes by the title of Sir Michael Hill. The reason for this is that he was awarded The New Zealand Order of Merit Knights Companion in the 2011 New Year Honours for services to the business and the arts.
These days Sir Michael lives on his personally designed and crafted golf course in Arrowtown, New Zealand with his family where it is host to many events such as the annual NZ Golf Open this year to be held between 10-13 March.