David Norman

Executive Advisor in Economics and Strategy


David Norman is an Executive Advisor in Economics and Strategy at GHD. Prior to that, he served as Chief Economist at Auckland Council for 4.5 years, where his role was to provide independent, even-handed advice to elected members and council staff on issues as diverse as housing affordability and homelessness, zoning rules, Easter trading bylaws, funding tools that incentivised development, and COVID recovery. Prior to Auckland Council, David was Industry and Regional Economist at Westpac, Senior Economist at the Building and Research Association NZ (BRANZ), an Associate Director at PwC and an Economist at BERL. Prior to embarking on his economics career, David lived and worked in Taiwan and China for 7 years. He holds a post-graduate diploma in Management, a B.A. in Economics and Mandarin Chinese, and a B.Sc. in Genetics and Psychology.