David joined the board in October 2021, bringing skills and experience from a career in the technology industry that has spanned more than 35 years. He was previously at Spark New Zealand (then Telecom) from 2009, where he held a number of roles including Chief Operating Officer and Chief Technology Officer, until 2017. Over the years, he has also held executive and management positions in IBM Asia Pacific, Cable & Wireless and BT. David is currently a Director of KiwiWealth and Westpac New Zealand and was formerly a director of Kordia.
Following his departure as a Spark executive in 2017, Mr Havercroft provided consultancy services to Spark. Over the course of his engagement this included advisory services to the Spark Board and acting as the shareholder representative director on material Spark joint venture companies Southern Cross and Connect 8. Mr Havercroft ceased to provide consultancy services and stepped down from his Southern Cross and Connect 8 directorships in September 2021.