David has been in the civil construction industry for 40 years, and Higgins Contractors 25 years.
David set up the Higgins Projects Division in 2004 to carry out the CBOP for the first large scale wind farm in New Zealand for Meridian Energy on the Te Apiti wind farm in 2004. He has subsequently managed the CBOP scope of works on the Tararau T3, Westwind, Mill Creek and currently the Tilt Waipipi project. David has experience working in early contractor roles on these and potential future wind farm projects throughout the NZ and the Pacific for Business case development.
David worked on the NZTA MacKays to Peka Alliance expressway project in various roles including Construction Manager and Project Director and is currently on the Fletcher Project Board for the Peka Peka to Otaki expressway.
David will bring this extensive project delivery and governance experience through to the Wind Energy board across a wide range of competence areas including project development, procurement and delivery models, civil balance of plant delivery and best practice for quality, health & safety and training.