Update from the Interim Climate Change Committee – David Prentice

David is currently the Chair of the Interim Committee for Climate Change – an independent organisation tasked with providing analysis and recommendations to Government regarding emissions from agriculture and electricity generation.

Prior to this, David was Chief Executive and Managing Director of Opus International Consultants, an NZX listed global infrastructure professional services company employing around 3000 people in 80 offices.  He had a number of other senior roles including General Manager, Business Development and Director of Opus’ UK operations before his appointment as CEO in 2010 saw him return to New Zealand.  He also served on the Board of Directors for Opus as a non-independent and executive board member.  David also worked in the IT sector for four years in a variety of roles.

He graduated from the University of Edinburgh with a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) degree and a PhD in Engineering and came to New Zealand as a Civil Engineer in 1997.

David was Chairman of Business New Zealand’s Infrastructure sub-group for five years, is a member of the Institute of Directors, and a Fellow of Engineering New Zealand.