David Hammond

Associate Director

David has joined Sheffield as an Associate Director. He has worked in local government, private consulting and is an active Board member.

Areas of Service

  • Executive Search
  • Executive Selection
  • Executive Contracting
  • Assessment
  • HR Development
  • Organisational Design

Business Experience

David is an Associate Director of Sheffield based from our Auckland office and brings a wealth of experience and insight into the Chief Executive role, having himself been a Chief Executive with 10 years cumulative experience over three district and city unitary councils in New Zealand. As well as executive recruitment across commercial, not-for-profit and public sectors, David’s background allows Sheffield to further practice into Chief Executive performance frameworks, restructure and Board reviews. David brings political acumen, strategic and operational understanding. He has also been company director and board chair in commercial and not-for-profit sectors. David has filled roles at executive and board level in the past year in utilities, local government, DHB, primary health, Māori organisations, regional development, arts and culture, and commercial.


Professional Qualifications/Memberships

Master of Business Administration (Distinction), Southern Cross University, Australia

Master of Science (Hons), Geography - Canterbury University

Bachelor of Science, Geography and Psychology - Canterbury University

Board Member, St John, Thames Area Committee Member

Chairman, Far Eastern Broadcast Corporation (NZ)

Former Director, MW LASS and Waikato LASS

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