David is an independent consultant specialising in financial services and public sector management improvement. He has extensive management experience in New Zealand and overseas. He commenced his career in the Audit Office, moving to senior positions at Government Life (now Tower), the International Monetary Fund in Washington, and ACC.
He then had eight and a half years as Chief Executive of the Public Trust. He was also the Chief Executive of the Institute of Financial Advisors for three years. David is a Fellow Chartered Accountant and a Chartered Director. David was on Council as a ministerial appointee from 2003 until 2010, when he became a Council appointee.
His current term of office finishes on 30 April 2016