David Brian

Tax Partner

BDO Wellington

04 472 5850

04 498 3890




Admitted to the NZ roll of barristers and solicitors of the High Court of New Zealand


Executive Summary

David has more than 25 years of experience in the tax field, initially with the Inland Revenue and then in private practice before joining what is now BDO Wellington.

David advises clients on New Zealand taxes (direct and indirect) and on cross-border arrangements (including structuring inbound and outbound investment).  He also provides advocacy services, primarily in relation to Inland Revenue disputes but he has also appeared before Parliamentary select committees on numerous occasions. 

Dealing with tax issues facing Maori entities is another area of expertise. David has been involved with treaty settlement negotiations and providing structuring advice for claimant groups.


Professional Affiliations

Affiliate Member of Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand 

Member of the International Fiscal Association



Bachelor of Laws

Master of Laws