David Thomson (NZ)

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"David Thomson invests in a diverse range of firms, including software companies, the Bacchus Restaurant Group, boutique hotels, and a sheep and cattle ranch in his homeland, New Zealand. David serves as Chairman at Formway Design, a studio that produces world-class office seating and desk solutions to licensed partners globally. David’s true philanthropic passion is for wildlife and land conservation. He is a Trustee of the African Wildlife Foundation, where he currently chairs the development committee that has successfully completed a $100M capital fund. He is also on the board of Maungatautari Ecological Island Trust, which works to remove exotic species from New Zealand forests to restore the native bird species. David has been on the Advisory Board of REDF, a Bay Area group that uses venture philanthropy to support social enterprises that help the unemployed. He is a keen cyclist, sailor and incurable traveler. [1]

  • Chairman, Formway Design Studios

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  1. David Thomson, impactinvestingconference, accessed December 16, 2011.