Dan is an accomplished charity auctioneer, injecting humour and entertainment into the auctioneering process, and raising considerable amounts of money for charity as a result.
Dan has conducted charity auctions at, amongst other events, the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, the Bell’s Night Of The Stars, the James Kingston Invitational (raising over R1.5-million in a single evening), the Emirates Airline Invitational in Abu Dhabi, the Investec JAG Invitational events in both South Africa and London, and former Robben Island political prisoner Ahmed Kathrada’s charity dinner.
Dan is also the annual host of the Backsberg Wine Auction in support of the Rotary Club of Paarl, one of the biggest wine auctions of the year, with over 70 lots up for sale each year.
“On behalf of the Rotary Club of Paarl (and all those who attended and were enthralled with your ability and charm!), thank you for giving up your valuable time to be our auctioneer for the ninth Rotary Auction. The wine fetched R263 000, and the total with art and jewellery was almost R300 000. Thank you for your effort, and most of all creating such a wonderful atmosphere!”
– Walter Finlayson, Rotary Club of Paarl