David was an outstanding all-round student. He was academically exceptional and a terrific sportsman. He gained School Certificate, University Entrance and an A Bursary before heading to Waikato University to study. At the completion of one year at Waikato, David gained entrance to Otago Medical School.
As well as a fine academic and sporting record David was elected as Deputy Head Boy and served on the School Council every year and the Executive during his 7th Form. He shared a leadership award with Deirdre Cornes in 1987.
As a 4th former David was a member of the 3rd XV Rugby team and later earned a full-time spot in the 1st XV. He was also a very talented athlete and was always to the fore in the sprint events!
David graduated from Otago Medical School as a qualified MBChB (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery. He started surgical training in 1996 and got Part 1 of Fellowship exams but then he decided to change Tack! He still has his Medical Practicing Certificate to practice medicine but only works part time as a surgical assistant for two Orthopaedic Surgeons in Hamilton.
He has many “strings to his bow”. David is a professional photographer, IT support person, website developer and home media installer.
David married Lynda (met at Medical School) in 1993 and they have three sons – Oliver 17, Harrison 15 and Freddy 11. They have their father’s sporting talents. David is heavily involved with the boy’s cricket and soccer.
He has a passion for Asian food – cooking and eating. They are off to Thailand and Singapore to experience the true Asian cuisine.