David has over 35 years' experience as a civil and environmental engineer specialising in public sector 3 waters infrastructure, roading, strategic planning, policy development and procurement. Since 1996 David has been the principal engineer and a Director of Good Earth Matters. David has extensive expertise in all aspects of sewage, stormwater and water infrastructure including treatment, modelling, inflow and infiltration detection, water loss management and reticulation construction and operation. He has been responsible for preparing structure plans for urban growth strategies to optimise infrastructure and is an accredited RMA Hearings Commissioner.
David's experience in the roads area is also extensive, ranging from strategising and procurement through to the doing. He has fulfilled the role of Team Leader for a State Highway Network Maintenance Professional Services Contract, developed a number of integrated pavement management strategies and most recently acted as the Contractor's Representative on the Project Management Board for a SH1 Capital Works project.
David is absolutely passionate about sustainable water management, and is constantly searching globally for better and more efficient ways of dealing with our stormwater, wastewater and household water use. David’s vision for Aotearoa is a future of sustainability that is easily managed through strong, long sighted and flexible infrastructure.
“Learning from the experience of those nations who are older and more populated than us is vital. We have a jewel here in the South Pacific – let’s not take it for granted. The future of our country and our children and grandchildren depends on the decisions we make today.”