David Perks

Chairperson | RTNZ

David is the Chair of Regional Tourism NZ and holds governance roles on a number of other tourism sector bodies including Tourism Industry Aotearoa, Business Events Industry Aotearoa, and Tourism Export Council NZ.

David spent 10 years managing hotels in New Zealand for Millennium Hotels before moving to the local government sector. He led the development of the visitor sector in Wellington from 2008 to 2021.

David is currently seconded to lead the commercial development of Tākina, the new Convention and Exhibition Centre being built in Wellington. David also Chairs the Wellington Cable Car Company, a key attraction in the city.

Out of work David loves to lead a healthy lifestyle balancing running over the hills of Wellington with enjoying its many restaurants and craft breweries.