Damien is originally from Northern Ireland and is an ex-banker, Corporate Structured Finance & Family Office Adviser & Independent Company Director. He has a Master in Business Administration (MBA).
He has worked in Britain, Australia and New Zealand over the past 25 years and been a Director at Macquarie Capital.
He has consulted to Vero/Suncorp, Amalgamated Holdings, Tower Insurance, Allied Security, QUBEdocs and ASX Listed Adherium.
Damien believes in the principles of the ACT party where free markets, government fiscal prudence, freedom of thought, small government serving the people and property rights are at the centre of our democracy and vital to protect.
Damien has a Daughter at King's College, Auckland. They share a love for Arts, Sport & New Zealand.
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Reserve Bank on holiday when inflation is out of control? We hear ya!
“Kiwis are probably wondering why Reserve Bank Governor Adrian Orr insists that taking three months off is a good idea while inflation is spiralling out of control, ACT hears ya,” says ACT’s Associate Finance spokesperson Damien Smith.
Want some tax relief? We hear ya!
“As New Zealand inches towards a recession and Kiwis feel the pinch, ACT is the only party that wants New Zealanders to keep more of their own money,” says ACT’s Associate Finance spokesperson Damien Smith.
Reserve Bank in la la land? We hear ya!
“Kiwis are experiencing one of the most expensive summers in history partly thanks to the Reserve Bank (RBNZ) getting things completely wrong, ACT would get it back to basics,” says ACT’s Associate Finance spokesperson Damien Smith.
Adrian Orr doubles down on summer holiday
“Reserve Bank Governor Adrian Orr insists that three months off is a good idea while inflation is spiralling out of control,” says ACT’s Associate Finance spokesperson Damien Smith.
Jackson fails to explain what media merger will achieve
“Broadcasting Minister Willie Jackson has been unable to explain to Parliament what the TVNZ/RNZ merger will be able to provide that doesn’t already exist,” says ACT’s Broadcasting spokesperson Damien Smith.