Qualifications: LL.B., B.PhysEd, PGDip. AAMINZ
David is of Māori decent stemming from Ngāti Porou, Hicks Bay and grew up in Hamilton. He has a Bachelor of Physical Education and Health with Biology, a postgraduate Diploma in Secondary School teaching and Level 1 Forestry certification.
While working as a Secondary School teacher, being HOD and 2IC/joint Assistant Principal of the Senior School Department, he developed an interest in policies and procedures which led him to complete a law degree at Waikato University.
During his time at University he became involved with sports coaching and mentoring and completed the requirements to be a mediator.
David is also a contracted mediator for Fairway Resolution Limited in the areas of commercial, property, ACC and sports.