Dave Colquhoun

Procurement Manager, Infrastructure and Sustainable Procurement Lead

Dave is one of three Procurement Managers at Auckland Transport and is responsible for the Infrastructure category, which includes physical works and professional services, as well as being the lead for sustainable procurement.

Dave has a Supply Chain, Logistics and Procurement background, including 22 years in the Royal New Zealand Air Force as a Logistics Officer, including an active duty tour to Saudi Arabia during the Gulf War and a four-year tour to Washington, DC, as New Zealand’s Defence Logistics Officer.

Since joining Auckland Transport in 2014, Dave has been responsible for leading Sustainable Procurement and has implemented new approaches to delivering social and economic outcomes for Aucklanders, including the targeted recruitment of Maori and Pasifika trade trainees and the use of diverse businesses and social enterprises. Auckland Transport is now recognised as a leader in social procurement in New Zealand.

Dave holds a Bachelor of Business Studies degree from Massey University, a National Certificate in Sustainable Practice from Otago Polytechnic and was a finalist in the 2017 EY Procurement Professional of the Year Awards.


Auckland Transport

20 Viaduct Harbour Avenue, Auckland, 1010, New Zealand