David Woods

David Woods

Born in Ireland, David has spent the last 30 years working in various management and governance roles at financial service organisations around the globe. Earning a Bachelor of Arts from Harvard University, David held leadership positions in financial service organizations across various cultures and countries including in the United Arab Emirates, as CEO of Rasmala, a regional investment bank, as well as roles in Ireland, Scandinavia, Japan and the Middle East at ABN AMRO. David's most recent role was Managing Director of Oikocredit International, a large microfinance organization based in the Netherlands, which supports financial inclusion, agriculture and renewable energy in the developing world – investing in people so they can build a better livelihood. A recent immigrant to New Zealand, David has developed local networks aiming to drive sustainable change and progress to scale. David is Deputy Chair of the Impact Investing Network and a Director of the Whai Rawa Fund Limited creating a better future for Ngāi Tahu whānau through greater wealth and well-being.