David Steele BBS, FCA


A co-founding member of dpa, David has been the recipient of many Taupo business awards and was made a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand in 2010 for his service to the community.

David divides his time between Havelock North, Taupo and Auckland and is a Chartered member of the Institute of Directors and sits on a number of different boards as both Director and Trustee across Aotearoa.

From Talent Management to Governance, David’s enthusiasm and energy stems from coaching everyone around him and he takes great pleasure guiding individuals and businesses through the trials of life and is dpa’s resident problem solver.

David lives to work!  Reluctantly admitting he is a boomer, he takes great pride in being able to bridge the generation gap and even claims to understand Generation Z!


It is compulsory to grow old but optional to grow up.

Fun fact

I am one of the few male golfers whose wife is far better than him – three times better to be exact.