David consults in management, economic, and competitive strategies for mainly utilities including the energy and telecommunications / ISP sectors. He is experienced in business development, business modelling, feasibility studies, and public / private partnership investment models. David provides coaching and overflow support for middle and senior managements and often assists in team development as part of this. David's role in Gravelroad is to manage the New Zealand customers and consultants. His focus is to maintain high quality advice from experienced people.
David's has a background in engineering and commerce. He has worked for Telecom NZ, CLEAR Communications, New Zealand Post, in senior management positions and was one of the original designers of the NZ and Australian EFTPOS systems. Early in his career he worked in military engineering in England. His depth in engineering and economics, and interest in management and behaviour, allows him to provide well rounded advice based on both experience and qualification to senior management in technology based organisations. He has lived and worked in Europe and Australia and also performed periodic assignments in Japan and the USA.
David is a strong strategic thinker with pragmatic implementation skills. He is a people person who enjoys work and supporting other people in the business challenges. He has the useful skill of being able to bridge the gulf between people and technology by being able to explain technology based frameworks and concepts in plain English to management, while being able to represent the requirements of the business clearly in technological frameworks. He enjoys seeing people do well in their careers and for many years has worked in the area of career counselling.
David's interests included watersports and flying aircraft. In the later area he has worked part time as a professional pilot for the last six years as an interest. In this role he has flown aircraft for, Public transport, Freight (including live chickens), Search and Rescue mining relief, and cyclone evacuation duties, in NZ, Australia, and East Timor.
David's focus for Gravelroad is to build a consulting company based on highly qualified and deeply experienced people at a reasonable cost who are genuinely focussed on the decisions of the client and able to assist in all areas from Strategy and Policy through to implementation and operations.