David Friar

Chair of the Board

I was voted onto the NZAF Trust Board in November 2014 for a second two-year term. I'm a litigation partner at the law firm Bell Gully, and am based in Auckland. I previously worked as a lawyer in both Wellington and New York. I hold an LLB(Hons)/BA from the University of Otago, and an LLM from Colombia University in New York, where I was a Fulbright scholar.

I have been involved in the LGBT community in New Zealand for the past 15 years. I was heavily involved in the 2004 Campaign for Civil Unions, and was a member of the Campaign for Marriage Equality.

I live in Auckland with my partner Barrie and our young son.

The Board