David Kirk, MBE, MB ChB, MA
David is the Co-founder and Managing Partner of Bailador Investment Management and is Chairman of the listed companies, Bailador Technology Investments, Trade Me and Kathmandu Holdings. Prior to this, he was Chief Executive Officer of Fairfax Media. His previous experience also includes a period as Chief Policy Advisor to the Prime Minister of New Zealand. Earlier he worked for McKinsey & Co in London. He is a Rhodes Scholar with degrees in Medicine from Otago University and Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oxford University. He is currently the Chairman of Trustees of Sydney Grammar School and Chairman of the Sydney Festival. He sits on a number of other Boards including investee companies of Bailador and charitable organisations.
David enjoyed a highly successful rugby career playing for Otago and Auckland and captaining the All Blacks in 1986-87. David is President of the New Zealand Rugby Players Association. He was awarded an MBE in 1987 and lives in Sydney.