David has thirty years’ experience working in employment relations. That experience began at Shortland Freezing Works where David was a shop-floor delegate, and progressed to senior positions with the Distribution Union and then the Engineers Union. For the last decade he has consulted to a wide range of clients in the public and private sector, and from both sides of the employment table. David specialises in complex bargaining and holds a First Class Honours degree in political science from Auckland University. In his spare time David is active in his local community on school Boards of Trustees and in the Karekare Surf Lifesaving Club. With only one daughter still living at home David and his wife Susan are now also enjoying being grand-parents for the first time.