Dr David Prentice
Chief Executive and Managing Director
David graduated from Edinburgh University with a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) degree and a PhD in Engineering. He is a Member of the Institute of Professional Engineers of NZ and is a Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng), New Zealand. In his early career, David worked for Blyth and Blyth Consulting in the UK before returning to Edinburgh University to undertake his PhD. On completion, he joined Keith Borer Forensic Consultants as a Forensic Engineer before he emigrated to New Zealand in 1997 to join Opus as a Senior Structural Engineer. In 1999 David joined Working Knowledge in Wellington as an Information Technology Project Manager and Business Analyst on a number of significant software development and rollout projects. After four years David returned to Opus and was appointed Manager of the Business Solutions Group in Wellington which provided management consultancy services on a wide range of infrastructure-based projects. In April 2006, David was appointed General Manager for Business Development and in February 2009 was appointed Director of Opusí UK operations. David commenced his role of Chief Executive and Managing Director on 1 October 2010.