David Kirk is the Co-founder and Managing Partner of Bailador, a specialist IT and media investment firm based in London.
After a distinguished rugby career, which included captaining the All Blacks and leading the team to win the inaugural Rugby World Cup in 1987, David has led a successful career across diverse sectors ranging from media and sport, entertainment through to central government; and finance.
He is a Rhodes Scholar with degrees in Medicine from Otago University and Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oxford University.
Notable among his former senior executive roles, David was the CEO of FairfaxMedia. Early on, he also served as Executive Assistant and then Chief Policy Advisor to the Rt Hon Jim Bolger (the then New Zealand PM).