Governance Bio
David Tier
Appoint Professional

David Tier

14 Years
Paid Roles Only

Interested In:


Private company
Listed company
Incorporated Entity


Advisor / Advisory Board
Board Member
“I have substantial executive and governance level experience in property investment and management, financial services, funds management, mergers and acquisitions, capital raising and compliance and a proven track record in challenging business and legal environments.”


Special Interest Groups

Governance Roles


Blue Tree Holdings Limited

March 2018 - Present (1 years)

Blue Tree Holdings is the New Zealand holding company for a tourist accommodation group that operates in the Argentinian regions of Iguazu, Bariloche and Califate.

Chairman, Risk and Compliance Committee and Chair of the Mainland Group Advisory Board

Mainland Capital Investment Management Limited

June 2016 - Present (3 years)

Mainland Capital is a funds management and advisory business focused on the New Zealand commercial property market. It is a FMA licenced MIS Manager and currently has funds in excess of $185m under management.

Advisory Board Member

Homes by Maxim Limited

March 2015 - Present (4 years)

Homes by Maxim is a Christchurch based residential design and build construction company.


Mutual Credit Finance Limited

February 2010 - Present (9 years)

MCF is a Christchurch based licenced Non Bank Deposit Taker. As an issuer of debt securities, it is a Tier 1 Reporting Entity with assets of $27m and gross revenue of $2.5m pa. I am also a member of the audit and compliance committee.

Advisory Board Member

Nightside Test Design Limited

January 2009 - March 2015 (6 years)

Nightside was a Christchurch based service company that provided test-engineering solutions. In addition to being an advisory board member I assisted with the sale of the company in 2014.


Christchurch YMCA

January 1999 - January 2010 (11 years)

The Christchurch YMCA is a substantial charitable trust with assets of $25m, turnover of $6m and over 300 staff. I was treasurer and chair of the property subcommittee.

Executive Roles


Trueman Tier Limited

June 2005 - Present (14 years)

Trueman Tier provides property advice, governance support and special project services principally to the property, construction and finance industries.

Contract CFO

Maxim Projects Limited

November 2010 - January 2013 (2 years)

Maxim was a design, build and construction company that was appointed the Project Management Office for FMG insurance in respect of its Christchurch Earthquake claims. Specific responsibilities include managing the relationship with the insurance company client.

Acting CEO

Schola Technologies

July 2010 - September 2010 (2 months)

Schola was a Christchurch based company developing a new student management system for the education sector. I was appointed acting CEO as a result of the former CEO going on extended sick leave. I oversaw the appointment of a new CEO.


Mutual Credit Finance

February 2009 - February 2010 (1 years)

I was appointed as CEO to assist the company through the Global Finance Crisis and the subsequent transition to the new regulatory regime. Following a strategic review, I recommended that the company be downsized and the position of CEO be disestablished. I was then appointed to the board.


Ben Gough Family Office

April 2008 - June 2017 (9 years)

The Ben Gough Family Office provides investment, financial and philanthropic services to Ben and Penny Gough and their family. In addition to the usual CFO tasks, the role included managing the non-property investment assets, evaluating potential acquisitions, assisting in the establishment of the Family Office and implementing new reporting and governance structures.

Investment Manager

The National Property Trust

April 2001 - June 2005 (4 years)

The National Property Trust Limited was the manager of the listed property trust, The National Property Trust, which had a nationwide portfolio of commercial and retail properties valued at $250m. My role was to identify and negotiate new acquisitions (in conjunction with the Executive Chairman), undertake due diligence assignments, prepare various submissions for trustee, prepare the annual and interim reports and co-ordinate the preparation of prospectuses. During this period the Trust grew from $110m to $250m as a result of property acquisitions and the acquisition of other property entities.


Southway Properties

June 1991 - March 2001 (9 years)

Southway Properties Limited (formerly GUS Properties) was a substantial unlisted company based in Christchurch. The company was established in 1991 following the sale of the grocery assets of GUS Wholesalers Ltd. Its shareholders were the former members of the grocery co-operative. Southway’s property portfolio consisted of shopping centres, supermarket sites, warehouses, residential developments in Australia and a number of smaller retail outlets spread throughout the South Island. In April 2001, the assets and liabilities of the company were sold to The National Property Trust.