Dave NellistSenior Consultant

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Procurement and supply chain management have been the mainstay of Dave’s career for 30 years with multi-cultural exposure UK, Europe, South East Asia, and Australasia. He introduced progressive procurement change in both the private and public sectors, often with a need to navigate complexity across multiple sites. Dave worked for 12 years for Toyota’s European manufacturing operation and has experience in other manufacturing industries, public health, and general insurance. 

His wealth of experience has provided a range of practical tools, providing benefit to organisations, along with a flexible approach to applying them. He believes that business is still done by, and between people – procurement’s role remains fundamentally embedded through empathy and relationship management. 

Dave is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply and was a member of the CIPSA Australasian Procurement Awards judging panels in 2011, 2014 and 2015.  He has provided insight and thought leadership as a contributor to procurement media and through participation in industry forums.  He remains determined to improve the understanding and reach of procurement as a key management function critical to organisational success, knowing that good procurement practice really does make an important difference at both operational and macro-economic levels.

At ArcBlue, Dave is leading a wide range of Government and private sector activity across New Zealand.

Do what’s right, not what’s easy, and always with integrity.


  • New Zealand Office
  • dave.nellist@arcblue.co.nz

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