David Downs

David Downs
  • General Manager, Projects

David leads NZTE’s strategic projects, including a large programme of work focused on how we support tech customers. 

David joined NZTE in August 2012 as a Customer Director. He became General Manager Services in January 2013;  General Manager Internal Partners in November 2015; and took up his current role as GM Projects in April 2018. David is an experienced ICT senior executive with more than 20 years' experience in both multi-national corporations and small and medium business, in developed as well as emerging markets.

Prior to joining NZTE, David spent 10 years with Microsoft, where he held a number of roles, most recently being their Regional Director Professional Services South East Asia based in Singapore. Previous roles at Microsoft included leading their professional services, marketing and customer and partnerships divisions in New Zealand.

David is also a published author (including books on innovation in New Zealand); an award winning radio and TV presenter; and has a passion for working with companies that will help propel New Zealand into a position of world-leading innovation and success. 

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Street address:

Level 6, 139 Quay Street 
Auckland 1010
New Zealand 

Postal address: 

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Auckland 1140 
New Zealand 

Phone: +64 9 354 9221

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