David qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1981 whilst working for the Inland Revenue Department. In 1983 he joined the firm, which was then Milnes & Lockhart, as a staff accountant and became a partner in 1985 and subsequently a Director of Milnes Beatson Ltd.
Coming from a farming background David has built up a large client base comprising of a broad range of farming and business activities. David's 30 years of experience in Public Practice provides a sound base for practical advice. He is particularly interested in business development and assisting clients with succession planning.
Outside work, David plays touch rugby and has completed several half marathons. He is President of Roundtable No 37 and is a trustee of the Friends of Motueka Hospital Trust.
David has two adult children, Adele and Cameron.