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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Friday drinks provide no relief to Kiwis
“Labour’s assault on your back pocket continues tomorrow, as the tax on alcohol will undergo its largest increase in 30 years,” says ACT's Associate Finance spokersperson Damien Smith....
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“The Government has failed to provide a coherent reason to be mucking around in the media with its costly merger,” says ACT’s Associate Finance spokesperson Damien Smith....
Government needs to do more than point fingers on food prices
“The Government needs to admit that it’s policies are the cause of rapid rises in food prices that are making life so difficult for many New Zealanders, or their changes to the grocery sector will be pointless,” says ACT’s Associate...
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“Labour is continuing to hammer small businesses and everyday Kiwis, with record inflation leading to the biggest increase in alcohol excise tax in over 30 years,” says ACT’s Associate Finance spokesperson Damien Smith....
ACT welcomes tax backdown
“The ACT Party is welcoming the Government’s backdown on changes to the tax system,” says ACT’s Associate Finance spokesperson Damien Smith....