Photographic portrait of David Snell

David Snell

EY New Zealand Tax Policy Leader

Public policy expert. Designing the tax system of the future.

David first joined EY more than two decades ago, and over that time has also worked extensively in New Zealand treasury, holding senior roles there.  including leading teams advising on the performance of the Crown’s commercial and financial investments, the government’s balance sheet and its tax strategy. He also served as New Zealand’s delegation to the OECD’s tax policy working party. 

With this experience, David returned to EY and now focuses on New Zealand's tax system as the firm's tax policy expert, liaising with clients as well as with Ministers, to build a system that works for business, consumers and government.

How David is building a better working world

David is passionate about the future of our tax system and on communicating that future. He's helped design and implement complex tax changes, and represented New Zealand on the international stage.

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