David O'Connor

David O'Connor

Audit & Assurance Partner, International Liaison Partner, Head of Assurance

Risk Advisory | Special Purpose Audits & Reviews | International Business


David is an Audit and Assurance partner based in our Auckland CBD office. As previous chairman of BDO New Zealand, David has great insight into the issues and challenges currently facing many New Zealand entities. 

With 31 years’ assurance and corporate finance involvement, David brings significant experience to clients. David manages a portfolio of predominantly mid-market entities operating in a varied industry and sector base. Clients include entrepreneurial owned, not-for-profits, issuers, NZX and ASX listed and overseas owned businesses.

With his affable and outgoing personality, David takes pride in achieving a working relationship with clients that focuses on identifying key risks and adding value to audit committees, directors and the business. 

David also has expert witness and mediation experience which brings an invaluable perspective to clients. David currently acts as a director for a number of entities, adding significant commercial experience and a solid focus on corporate governance to the boardroom table. 


Chartered Accountant (Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand)

Licenced Auditor (Financial Markets Authority)


Professional Affiliations

Member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand

Member of Institute of Directors


Community Involvement

Hearing Research Foundation - Director

Auckland Catholic Diocese - Director