David is Chief Executive of Ngāi Tahu Property, the property company of South Island’s Ngāi Tahu Group. He oversees the growth opportunities to build Ngāi Tahu Property’s portfolio in the South Island whilst his expertise in the Auckland market helps the company meet its strategic objectives there.
Prior to this role, David was Chief Executive Officer for The Eden Park Trust and has held CEO/COO positions with SKYCITY Entertainment Group, Westfield New Zealand and St Lukes Group. He has had significant experience in property, government policy, strategy development and organisational development and has consulted to industry, particularly with regard to retail and property development.
David is a board member of Panuku Development Auckland.
David has had community involvement through his roles as Chair of Counties Manukau Sport and Sportnet, and as a Minister of Social Development-appointed Chair of the Auckland Central Community Response Forum. He is a past board member for Ngāi Tahu Property, Force Corporation and the Property Council of New Zealand.