Chief Executive and Managing Director

David Prentice was appointed Chief Executive and Managing Director of Opus International Consultants in October 2010. 

Since joining Opus in 1997, David has held a number of senior management positions, most recently as Director, United Kingdom and before that, General Manager, Business Development.  In his early career, David worked as a consulting engineer in the UK before returning to Edinburgh University to undertake his PhD.

On completion, he worked in several senior consulting engineering roles before emigrating to New Zealand in 1997 to join Opus as a Senior Structural Engineer.  In 1999, David left Opus and gained significant project management experience in software development.  In 2003, he returned to Opus and held a number of senior leadership roles before his appointment as Chief Executive and Managing Director in 2010.

David serves on the Board of Directors for Opus as a non-independent and executive board member.  He is also the Chairman of the Infrastructure sub-group for Business NZ, and a member of the Institute of Directors.

David is a Fellow of the Institute of Professional Engineers of New Zealand and is a Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng), New Zealand.