David is a senior finance professional with extensive experience in private equity. At Oriens Capital, David will be responsible for the management of the day-to- day operations of the Fund, financial control and reporting, investment evaluation and execution, portfolio management, investment valuation, and investor relations.
David joins Oriens Capital having spent 5 years with an Auckland based, mid-market private equity investor. Prior to joining Knox, David was a Director in the Private Equity Finance team at Barclays Investment Bank in London, where he led a team of finance professionals supporting multiple private equity funds.
David started his career at KPMG, where he spent 6 years in the Auckland, Moscow and London offices, specialising in audit and transaction services engagements. David is a Massey University graduate, a Chartered Accountant of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, and a member of the Institute of Directors. He is also a Council Member and Treasurer of the New Zealand Private Capital Association, a member of the Bay of Plenty Community Trust Investment Committee, and a Director of Waikato Bay of Plenty Football. David is also a director of two portfolio companies – About Health and Rhino Manufacturing.
Born and raised in provincial New Zealand, David believes Oriens Capital is uniquely positioned to partner with regional business owners and provide the capital and skills necessary to enable their businesses to grow and prosper.