David Stephen

Senior Consultant

Key Skills

  • Programme and Project Management
  • Investment (including Better Business Case) Development
  • Benefits & Change Management
  • Finance and Procurement
  • Communication and Stakeholder Management

David is a highly experienced consultant with a strong policy and change-focused programme and project management background. He has a proven track record of exceeding expectations and delivering results. With extensive experience developing and leading strategic policy initiatives, he is adept at navigating complex programmes within a range of agencies.  David is a strong communicator with the ability to influence direction and culture. He has sound political and professional judgement and is experienced working with senior ministers, boards and tier one and two decision makers.


  • The Treasury - Gateway – Reviewer Training & Accreditation

  • Project Results - MOP – Foundation and Practitioner

  • International BBC Standards Board - Endorsed Expert Practitioner

  • e-Careers - Lean Six Sigma – Green Belt

  • ILX Group (United Kingdom) - MSP – Foundation and Practitioner

  • Boost (Wellington) - Safe Agilest (Agile plus Scrum)

  • Project Management Institute (USA) - Project Management Professionals (PMP)

  • ILX Group (United Kingdom) - Prince2 – Foundation and Practitioner

  • NZICA - Associate Chartered Accountant (ACA)

  • University of Otago - Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Bachelor of Commerce with a Double Major in Management & Finance