David Ellis is Principal of Te Akau Stud and Racing Stables in New Zealand and Singapore. He has purchased and trained horses that have won 35 Champion titles.
He has been the leading buyer at the New Zealand Bloodstock National Yearling Sale for the past 15 years consecutively. He has been Chairman of the Waikato Racing Club since 1983, including five years as Chairman.
He has been Chairman and Director of the Waikato District Committee, Northern Director on the Board of New Zealand Thoroughbred, and a member of the Board of New Zealand Thoroughbred Marketing.
He has financially supported numerous local and national clubs, charities and organisations, and is a significant sponsor of the racing industry. Mr Ellis is Patron of Riding for the Disabled Hamilton Group.