David Pine is a private advisor to a range of companies and individuals including San Miguel Corporation, KYS Aventura, ZICO Holdings and SourceWorld. He also is a former New Zealand diplomat who joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) in 1993, as well as New Zealand’s High Commissioner to Malaysia and Brunei Darussalam from March 2011 until his retirement from the foreign service in December 2014. Pine previously served in New York, Canberra, Kuala Lumpur and as Ambassador to the Philippines (2006-2008). In Wellington, he also held a number of policy roles, including as the Director of MFAT’s Economic Division. Pine has a BA (Hons) in Political Studies and LLB from the University of Otago.