Pursuing his early passion for business, David qualified as a chartered account at Grant Thornton. In 1999, co-founded i capital – a niche financial services group comprising corporate finance advisory, specialised fund management and short term insurance advisory services.
David is a Chartered Financial Analyst and holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Organisational Leadership from the Said Business School, University of Oxford. In 2000, he attended Harvard Business School’s Executive Education Programme focused on Family Business. In 2009, David joined the Smollan Group. He was appointed Chief Executive in 2011.
David lives in Johannesburg with his wife Joanne and sons, Liam and Benjamin. He has a deep passion for education and a dream to change the face of public education in South Africa and in doing so, produce good men and woman to lead the country.