David Cochrane is an experienced public and commercial lawyer. His experience includes drafting laws and advising on governance in New Zealand and overseas. He has advised on the development and implementation of government policy in a range of areas including local government, transport, corporatisation, conservation and procurement. Mr Cochrane was a member of the Waitangi Tribunal (2014-2021) and sits on the Standards NZ committee that is revising NZS3910. He has been a member of NZLS Law Reform Committee since 2005 and has served on the Legislation Design and Advisory Committee (2011-2017).