Full Name
David Hanna
Job Title
Wesley Community Action
Speaker Bio

David is a fifth generation Tangata Tiriti (people of the Treaty), a partner, father of 4 adult children and grandfather. He is of Scots, Cornish, and Irish descent, born in Otautahi (Christchurch) and grew up mostly in Te Whanganui-a-Tara (Wellington). While basically a ‘youth-worker’ his work experience spans; National Youth Director for the Methodist Church, a policy manager in Central Government, a consultant on positive child / youth development, consultant to World Bank in Eastern Europe, Trainer in Public Policy Analysis and now as the director of an NGO (Wesley Community Action) and a member of the Inspiring Communities team. In his volunteer community role he has been a cub leader, soccer coach, chair local School Board of Trustees, President of NZAAHD, and member of Hutt Timebank. As he ages he learns how much more there is to ‘un’ learn and ‘re’ learn as he explores with others how to contribute to changing systems that are destructive to ones that are life affirming.

David Hanna