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David’s strength is applying financial, economic and project management skills to policy development. Often this means working across different Government agencies, community groups or industry organisations to develop an agreed strategy or implementation plan. Examples of his work include:
One of David’s areas of expertise is financing strategies within the public sector, especially infrastructure or major public assets. Often this is about blending commercial realties with social or economic objectives. For instance, he reviewed plans to support the financing of Eden Park’s redevelopment for the 2011 Rugby World Cup. David has also completed significant work on funding infrastructure, whether as part of Development Contribution Policies for six Councils, or the evaluation systems for water and sewerage subsidy schemes for the Ministries of Health and Tourism.
David has academic qualifications in regional planning and business and his experience includes a mix of commercial and public policy advisory roles. His first five years experience was with central and local government in the areas of economic impact assessment, airport planning, and local economic development. He subsequently worked in the corporate finance team at KPMG on port restructuring, public private partnerships and local government reform.