David Fowler was appointed to the role of Head of People New Zealand in January 2018 and leads the People function with overall responsibility for the People Strategy and the implementation of programmes and initiatives to support WSP-Opus achieve its strategic objectives. 

 After completing his studies in Political Science at Victoria University David moved to Japan where he spent 17 years with Berlitz International in a variety of roles culminating in David holding the position of Corporate Sales and Regional Director before moving back to New Zealand with his family in 2007. After 5 years consulting to both private and public organisations, David led the Human Capital team at the Water Corporation in Western Australia for 3 years during a period of transformation before once again returning to New Zealand.

 David’s background also includes management and executive coaching, strategy formulation, and business development.

 Originally from Wellington, in his free time David enjoys making the most of the Wellington culture and surroundings with his two children, playing tennis, and the occasional game of football.