With a background in business development, specialising in property, construction and infrastructure, David has been a key influence in providing direction and leadership for the McConnell family’s business activities.
David is Managing Director of McConnell Group and also Director of the McConnell Family’s other business interest, namely McConnell Property and Steelpipe NZ.
He is also Chairman of Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED), a council controlled organisation with Auckland Council; Deputy Chair of the Committee for Auckland, Chairman of the University of Auckland Business School Advisory Board and on the Board for Kings College and Real Estate Institute NZ. David was invited and accepted as a Fellow to the Institute of Professional Engineers. In 2006 David received the Sir Peter Blake Emerging Leadership Award and in 2008, a prestigious Eisenhower Fellowship.
David has a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) from Canterbury University and an MBA from Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, Chicago.
“All of our team have a ready wit, an instinct for great partnerships, and the knowing of what vision can achieve when you keep at it faithfully.”