Partner, PwC New Zealand
Dan loves a good deal as much as the next person, but what really captures his attention is understanding what drives that deal - identifying those outcomes that represent success to each party. A firm believer that it only through understanding these outcomes that clients will know whether they truly have got a good deal.
As a Corporate Finance Partner in our Wellington office, Dan works with a wide range of clients with a particular focus on government and major infrastructure projects. In his work with a range of public sector clients across both central and local government, Dan works with clients from project inception, through the business case process and project delivery, and then ensuring that those outcomes that first drove the project are measured and delivered.
Having started his career with PwC, Dan has more recently spent eight years with the New Zealand Treasury in commercial and infrastructure roles. During this time Dan led the development of infrastructure procurement policy, including as Head of the government’s Public Private Partnership (PPP) programme, and provided commercial advice on the delivery of significant infrastructure projects.
This mix of advisory and public sector experience has served Dan well as he has become a trusted advisor to public sector Executives and Project Directors. Clients particularly appreciate Dan’s ability to navigate the business case and delivery requirements of government and balance these with the needs of, and active engagement with, the infrastructure sector.
As a strong advocate for balanced whole-of-life planning in infrastructure, Dan takes a similar approach to life. Outside the office, you will most likely find Dan and his wife undertaking some ambitious DIY project or encouraging their kids to explore new trails and paddle new waters - whatever it is, you can be sure Dan’s equally focused on the outcome!