David Whitaker Engage with us | Become a partner

Partner | Engineering Recruitment and HR Specialist

Email: david@customisetalent.com
Phone: +64 27 201 6395

David has operated as an HR/recruitment practitioner for over 25 years and is a chartered member of the Human Resources Institute of New Zealand (HRINZ).  He has operated in a multitude of sectors including telecommunications, fruit and dairy, oil and gas, airports and latterly in civil engineering. 

Over his career he has worked in the UK and New Zealand and had a stint as an expatriate in the Middle East.  His HR experience has covered employment relations, organisational development and change, remuneration and benefits and global mobility.  He has a passion for identifying talented people for organisations which reflects more of a focus on talent acquisition and management over the last 7-8 years of his career.

David has recruited across most industry sectors and over the last five years has operated in the civil engineering/roading space, and with Engineering Talent he is looking forward to further widening his client portfolio and introducing great people to their businesses.

  1. David is an experienced recruiter. He is collaborative, easy to work with, and he assesses people well in terms of business fit and capability.

    I like the fact he is prepared to reject rather than force a candidate. These key attributes are why I directly requested he look after our recruitment.

    Tim Hayes | Head of Finance