CEO, Horowhenua District Council


David has been in Local Government for over twelve years, where he has held senior roles in two different Councils.  David also has significant private sector experience where he was General Manager Sales and Marketing for Farmers Mutual Group for several years, and has also held various marketing and accounting roles prior to that.  In July 2013 David Clapperton was appointed Chief Executive of Horowhenua District Council, following seven years as Strategic and Corporate Services Manager. His unique leadership style offers an innovative and fresh perspective to Local Government.