David Kelly is the Chair of the Construction Industry Council, as well as being Chief Executive of the Registered Master Builders Association.
Prior to talking up his current role, David was a Deputy Chief Executive for the Department of Building and Housing and subsequently Director of the Canterbury Recovery Programme for the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. In those roles, David was extensively involved in the Government’s response to the Canterbury earthquakes from day one, including establishing the technical investigation into major building collapses, which provided key technical information to the Royal Commission. He also led the Building Act changes that were part of a package of reforms in the construction sector.
Going back further, David held a number of senior roles in local government including that of Chief Executive of South Waikato District Council.