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Daveid Wade. Wade Consulting NZ

David Wade

A professional business leader with over 30 years’ extensive experience, working in diverse organisational environments and across all business disciplines.

Daveid Wade. Wade Consulting NZ

I started my career in the automotive industry working for Rolls-Royce & Bentley Motors before joining Nissan Motor Manufacturing (UK) Ltd (NMUK) in a supplier quality assurance role before becoming one of the pioneering members of the newly formed Supplier Development Team, the first team of its type outside of Japan.

I trained extensively in kaizen and lean manufacturing disciplines in Japan and was responsible for the introduction of Genba Kanri (Workshop Management) philosophy into Nissan’s local supplier group.

I left the automotive sector to help form the Kaizen Institute in the UK where I consulted for 4 years before starting my own consultancy. Since then I have  continued to deliver lean practice across a wide range of industry sectors in some of the worlds most renowned companies.

Through my work with organisations such as Mercedes Benz, General Motors, Reckitt & Colman & Geest I have gained a deep knowledge of how best to tailor and deliver business improvement programmes in Engineering, FMCG and Food industries. I have led programmes on single as well as multi-site operations and is well versed in achieving bottom line results using tools such as Lean, Kaizen, and CI best practice methodologies.


I hold an Advanced Diploma in Enterprise Management from the University of Durham and a Diploma in Mechanical and Production Engineering. I am a diverse and practical leader and work with senior leadership teams and staff coaching and training them to be able to perform at their very best.

I moved to New Zealand in 2006 for lifestyle reasons, and have gained significant experience here within the dairy industry where I have been able to utilise my experience.  

Extensive global experience in some of the worlds most renowned manufacturing companies 

Download my CV and more about my experience in key leadership roles and  how I deliver value.


Daveid Wade. Wade Consulting NZ

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