DAVID PRETORIUS, CHAIRMAN

David has worked for First NZ Capital since November 2011, and before that Macquarie Private Wealth and BNZ Private Bank. He works as a qualified Authorised Financial Advisor (AFA) and has a Bachelor of Commerce degree, majoring in Marketing, plus a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) qualification.

David and wife Natasha emigrated to New Zealand from Cape Town in 2004 with their young family. Their two daughters, Alexandra (13) and Holly (11), have become extremely passionate about horses, culminating in the family buying two horses earlier this year which are currently stabled on their property in Dairy Flat. The weekend routine now revolves around all things horse-riding and David’s sad realisation that he will never have time to own and run a boat around Auckland’s beautiful waterways.

Due to Holly being wheelchair bound since the age of 7, David and Natasha have engaged with several organisations globally that have spinal cord injury rehab and cure as their main objectives. Through this global network of dedicated people, they were introduced to Catriona Williams in 2013, and a close friendship has ensued. David and Natasha’s greatest desire is to see Holly walk again, which will only happen if this injury is cured completely for all people.

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