David Flacks

Independent Director at Todd Corporation

David was appointed to the Board in 2020. David was born and raised in the UK. After graduating in law from Cambridge University, he worked in London for seven years for two law firms including well-known Slaughter and May. David moved to New Zealand in 1984 and began working for Bell Gully in its Wellington office on corporate law matters. After nine years at Bell Gully, David accepted the role of General Counsel and Company Secretary at Carter Holt Harvey (CHH), at the time New Zealand’s second largest company. While David enjoyed his four years at CHH, he returned to private practice at Bell Gully in Auckland in 1997, where he stayed for the next 17 years until retiring from the firm in 2014. His work during this time was mainly in mergers and acquisitions, corporate advisory and initial public offerings. While at Bell Gully David became member of the NZX Markets Disciplinary Tribunal in 2008, which he Chaired from 2014-17. He was also a member of the Takeovers Panel from 2011-16. Over the last five years David has become a professional director and is chair of AFT Pharmaceuticals, Suncorp New Zealand group of companies and Harmoney Corp and on the board of Zero Invasive Predators and Project Janszoon Trust. David was deputy chair of the NZ Venture Investment Fund and is currently chair of the NZX Regulatory Governance Committee.


  • Independent Director

    Current role

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