David Foster has been a long-standing and respected lawyer involved in franchising for over 25 years.
Initially working with clients on franchising back in 1995, David’s franchising specialty grew in 2000 when he moved to Tauranga and became involved in the Bay of Plenty chapter of the Franchise Association of New Zealand (FANZ).
Over the course of the next 20 years, David was actively involved in setting up and running FANZ events in the Bay of Plenty region.
He has long been a strong advocate for franchising best practices and was a key influencer in the development of the FANZ pre-entry training programme for prospective franchisees.
David has always given time to support FANZ; This includes serving on the board for nine years, initially as a board member, Vice Chairperson, and then Chairperson.
He also stepped into the role of FANZ International Representative, attending both World Franchise Council and Asia Pacific regional meetings.
He is well-known for attending most FANZ Conferences, award ceremonies and functions in Auckland from 2000 to 2020, despite living in Tauranga most of that time.
David was also involved in organising, facilitating, and making a number of presentations, both at FANZ and international conferences.
He worked with numerous franchisors and franchisees over the years.
David is well respected as a solicitor and is known for his passion for franchising by clients and peers alike.
In October David Foster received a life membership induction to the Franchise Association of New Zealand.