Don holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Information Systems) and a Post Graduate Diploma in Accounting from the University of Cape Town and is a Chartered Accountant (South Africa).
Don has a focus on M&A and corporate finance advisory mandates in Africa with extensive experience across a number of Industries. Don founded Clarity, an independent advisory business, 17 years ago starting in 2001. Prior to founding Clarity, Don was a corporate finance advisor for 6 years serving as a Director at Bridge Capital and a Senior Consultant at Deloitte Corporate Finance.
Don has a great person passion for wildlife and the bush and has been involved in numerous safari tourism and related safari businesses locally and across the continent and has an extensive experience in the sector network of industry players, the financial dynamics and funders. He has amongst others been involved in Kenya, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Gabon and South Africa.
Don is a director and Chairman of a number of boards including Schindler Lifts SA, Genex, and Callforce, Ntsiri Nature Reserve and sits on the investment committees of a private equity and venture capital fund.